Persuasive Speech Description

Persuasive Speech Description

 (EEOs  1-6; CCICs 1-6)         Levels on Bloom’s Taxonomy:  Application, Synthesis, Evaluation

The Persuasive Speech assignment is an opportunity for you to select an area of interest, which you feel the class should be knowledgeable of and will to create change on your topic.   Your goal with this assignment is to educate and Persuade your audience to help reduce the impacts of the problem area you are addressing.     The following is a checklist for the objectives of the assignment, and you will want to use the second page a guide to developing your typed outline.    Time Limit:  6-7  Minutes


_____  Write a Thesis Statement, and clearly define your purpose and audience.

_____   Make sure you can locate at least 5 Credible, Academic Level Sources

             You will orally state these sources during the delivery of your speech, this helps to build your Ethos (Credibility).

_____   Present the idea to your Professor for Topic Approval

_____  Follow the Persuasive Outline Format Exactly –Writing Center A409 or use the NLOWL (North Lake On-Line Writing Lab).   Your goal is to get the audience to Take 3 to 5 Action Steps (To Create Change)

_____  You are required to have a  visual aid; it must add to the effectiveness of your    speech.

_____  Write the Body of the speech first, then write the Introduction and Conclusion

_____  Your delivery will need to be practiced, and well polished.   You should have a “full dress rehearsal” practice where you go through your speech 6 to 8 times prior to delivering your speech for a grade in class.   Have a friend listen, or schedule with your instructor during their office hours.

______You must have a live audience of AT LEAST 3 adults,  they must be seen in your          video taping of your speech; however, the video of you and your demo needs to       be clearly presented.  Think about your “Recording Studio” space, needs to be clean/tidy.

Persuasive Speech Outline

(Use this Sheet Like a Workbook Page and Fill In your Information)


I.       Attention Device:  (Creative approach to get the audiences attention—Poem, Quote, Song Lyrics, etc)

II.      State Qualifications (Establish Credibility, Tell us where you learned your demonstration topic)

III.     Relate Topic to Audience (Purpose, To Inform and Demonstrate how a process is completed)

IV.    State Proposition (Thesis) & Preview Points

A.     Preview Main Point I  (Problem)

B.     Preview Main Point II (Causes Optional)

C.     Preview Main Point III (Solution and Call to Action)


I.                    Problem




(TRANSITION:    Connects thoughts and Ideas     TYPE out your transitional statement)

    II.        Solutions and Call to Action (Consists of 3 to 5 Specific Steps)





I.                    Provide Closure (Review Main Points)

II.                 Closing Thought (Clincher or Bow Tie)

Choose one of the topics below:

The more Unique a Topic is for the Audience, the more interesting.     Examples of more Unique Topics:

Should Cottage Laws remain that Allow Homebased Cooking/Food Prep for public Sale; during a pandemic?

Should Apple/Android users be forced to use the “Cloud” for storage?

One should “tighten” the security on their technological devices….what rights does the Government have to Access users private information?

You should prepare your home in case of an Emergency…’s how……

Urban homesteading, should each household be producing a product?

The human brain grows until the age of 25; Should the Driving age be raised to 18?  (Cars are faster, technology is a greater distraction)

Should self driving vehicles be on Interstate highways? or forced to use Toll lanes designated soley for self driven vehicles……

You are NOT limited to the ideas above; however, you should think very carefully about your topic selection.

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