Prepare and present a 7-8 minute persuasive speech. Your speech should be designed to cause some change in your audience’s actions, not merely in their beliefs. Provide arguments as to why the audience should do things your way rather than continuing with their present behavior and anticipate and refute the audience’s reasons for saying “no.” Your persuasive intent should be reflected in your central idea and should be reinforced throughout the speech. The speech content must incorporate information from four credible references.

Be sure to anticipate your audience’s likely objections and address those.

Please post your speech outline and your sources in appropriate bibliographic format along with the link to your video.

 

 

Develop a PowerPoint presentation to support your persuasive speech. You don’t have to necessarily use this presentation during your speech, but it should be prepared as if you would use it.

Include no fewer than 10 slides. Include commentary in the speaker notes section of PowerPoint slides with text that would be spoken if the slide presentation were given face-to-face.

 

Have parallel bullet points; use phrases rather than sentences. Include effective and relevant graphics. Have a consistent format and color scheme.