For this assignment, you will choose a topic (which you feel is of local, national, and or global importance) to research, and through the art of a Ted Talk speech and the use of persuasive techniques, attempt to persuade your audience to your point of view and to motivate your audience to act on this issue.
Speech Elementsthis speech must include:
- An attention-getting opening.
- An introduction (which includes a thesis statement / proposition of policy).
- A body preview with a signal phrase.
- Three or four main points (with transitions [internal signpost] between them).
- A Monroe motivating sequence (Attention, Need, Satisfaction, Visualization, and Action) and Aristotelian persuasive techniques (including ethos, pathos, and logos) (see The Speakers Handbook.)
- Site at least three resources ALOUD and provide appropriate author ethos phrase (who is this person?).
- A conclusion (Which summarizes main points, and ends with a call to action).
Works Cited: You must have at least FIVE sources in your bibliography, one of which must be a book or scholarly article. Each entry for your bibliography must be in APA or MLA format (See Hacker). Please do not cut and past only the URLs as your citation.
Please do not use these topic:
- animal testing,
- federal legalization of marijuana
- lowering the drinking age,
Resources in your speech: You must site at least three resources both in your speech and on your outline. For this speech you must site at least one book or scholarly article.
Outlines: 75 points The outlines you submit for this speech will be a full sentence preparation outline (50 points) and a delivery outline (your talking points in bullet point form). (25 points). See Outline section in iLearn and Samples. Be sure to include where you are planning to use visual aids in both of these outlines. [Note: Neither of these outlines is your brainstorming outline worksheet]
Visual Aids: In the tradition of the Ted Talk, for this speech you will be using a minimum presentation aids; use only what you think will really help your audience understand. Make sure your presentation aid does not overpower your presentation and that you are using it for the benefit of your audiences understanding, not to prompt your delivery.