A persuasive speech is a speech that requires the speaker to present a proposition and/or argument to the audience,  The speaker’s goal is to cause the audience to change either the way they think about a particular subject or to cause them to act or behave differently after being exposed to the topic and reasoning presented. You will need to research your topic so that your position is effectively supported.

  1. Review helpful chapters as needed
  2. Select a Speech Topic
  3. Brainstorm and Research the Topic
  4. Find appropriate Sources and References
  5. Develop a Thesis Statement
  6. Develop a Formal Outline ( see Sample in the Pages link as the basic model)
  7. Employ proper MLA formatting rules
  8. Create a PowerPoint Presentation  (18-30 slides)
  9. Refine the Outline and PowerPoint