SPH 106 Persuasive Speech Assignment You will be preparing and presenting a 6-8 minute persuasive speech dealing with a significant and worthwhile topic. Your goal is to use rhetorical skills and persuasive techniques to influence your target audience. You will be giving a persuasive speech on a question of fact (p. 331-333), a question of value (p. 334-336), or a question of policy (p. 336-337). Your persuasive speech should meet all the guidelines for effective informative speaking such as having an adequate introduction and conclusion, clear organization to support the type of claim you are making in your thesis, effective use of connectives, adequate supporting materials, extemporaneous delivery, etc. In addition, you should demonstration an understanding of the psychological processes of persuasion by using some combination of persuasive techniques discussed in class. A major emphasis (25 percent) will be on providing adequate development of supporting reasons which help make each main point credible to the listeners. You will need to cite at least three different sources in your speech. Special emphasis should focus on the citation and qualification of your sources of evidence. You must use at least one visual aid during this speech. You will use appropriate organization for a persuasive speech. The question of fact speech and question of value speech will most likely be organized in topical organization. The question of policy speech may be organized with causal organization, problem-solution organization, or Monroe’s Motivated Sequence organization (pp. 243-245). Monroe’s Motivated Sequence is used for speeches designed to get the audience to take action (joining Cahaba River Society, buying a home water purification system, etc.). Be sure to use transitions to carry your audience from point to point, from problem to solution, OR to carry your audience through each of the five steps of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. There are two evaluation forms attached. One form will be used if you are using problem-solution organization, topical organization, or causal organization. The second form will be used if you are using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. These methods of organization will be discussed during class lecture. Please let me know if you have questions. You will turn in a typed, complete sentence outline when you get up to speak. This typed, complete sentence outline includes a bibliography, and the outline will count 15 of the 100 points for this assignment. Remember: You will turn in a typed, complete sentence outline for this speech. You will use at least one visual aid in your speech. You must cite three sources of evidence during your speech. Your speech should be 6-8 minutes in length. TOPIC CHOICE Your textbook covers topic selection on pages 222-226. The topics listed below should help you brainstorm potential topics for your persuasive speech. You are not limited to the topics listed below. Your topic must be suitable and approved for a classroom persuasive speech.