Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech

Examples of Topics:

Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?

Social Media and Negative Effects on Teenagers

Are Reality Shows a Source of Exploitation ?

Is It Better To Work From Home?

Should Stay At Home Moms or Dads Be Paid?

Is the Keto Diet Effective?

Persuasive Speech Preparation Worksheet

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1. What is the topic of your speech? _____________________________________________________________

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2. Are you speaking on a question of fact, value, or policy? ___________________________________________

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3. What is your specific purpose statement? ______________________________________________________

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4. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Specific Purpose Checklist found in your textbook? _________

5. Is your speech meant to achieve passive agreement or immediate action from your audience? ____________

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6. What is your central idea? ___________________________________________________________________

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7. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Central Idea Checklist found in your textbook? ____________

8. What is the target audience for your speech? How will you adapt your speech to be persuasive to your target audience? Be specific. ________________________________________________________________________

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9. What method(s) of gaining attention do you use in the introduction? ________________________________

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10. How do you establish your credibility in the introduction? ________________________________________

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11. Write the preview statement you will use in your introduction. ____________________________________

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12. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Speech Introduction Checklist found in your textbook? _____

13. What method of organization do you use in the speech? _________________________________________

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14. State in full sentences the main points to be developed in the body of your speech. ____________________

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15. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Main Points Checklist found in your textbook? ____________

16. What supporting materials do you use in developing each main point? Be specific. _____________________

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17. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Evidence Checklist found in your textbook? ______________

18. What steps have you taken to answer potential objections that your audience may have to your position? Be specific. ____________________________________________________________________________________

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19. What method(s) of reinforcing your central idea do you use in the conclusion? ________________________

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