PERSUASIVE SPEECH ASSIGNMENT
UPLOAD OUTLINE TO TURNITIN ON CANVAS
Prepare a persuasive speech from four-to-six minutes on a topic of your choice.
Choose a topic that is important to you and to your audience.
No visual aids (PowerPoint or Screen Share) are permitted for this assignment.
You should use one of the following organizational formats: the problem-solution, problem-cause-solution, or Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.
You should verbally cite two sources in the speech, incorporate those sources in the body of your outline, and list those sources in the reference section of your preparation outline.
Plan to use 4x6 note cards and deliver your remarks extemporaneously.
Upload your full-preparation outline to Turnitin on Canvas before your speech.
For this speech focus of the time, use of transitions and citations, establish strong eye contact, avoiding distracting mannerisms, and provide support material.
AUDIENCE ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE
Assignment: Prepare 10 questions using three different types of questions (Yes/No, Scale, and Open Ended) for a one-page audience analysis questionnaire. (See sample questions below).
Demographic Information: (Optional information for inclusion in the audience questionnaire. The demographic questions should not be counted as part of the six target questions.)
Marital status: Married, Single, Divorced
Major in school
“Yes” or “No” answers:
Do you support the death penalty? Yes or No
Abortion should be legalized in the United States? Yes or No
Government should make a stronger effort to eliminate bullying in schools.
Agree strongly Agree Undecided Disagree Disagree strongly
The federal government should legalize marijuana for medical use.
Disagree 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Agree
Abortion should remain legal in the United States.
Strongly agree Mildly agree Undecided Mildly disagree Strongly disagree
Open Ended Questions:
What is your opinion about abortion?
What is your position about income inequality?
What is your opinion about gender inequality?