Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? Please explain your standpoint Create a Thesis Statement that explains your position. Make sure that your statement is clear and straight to the point
Who are your listeners? Should you appeal to the listeners attitudes, beliefs and values? Should you adapt your message to audience demographics?
Questionnaire--a series of open and closed ended questions. Closed ended questions—elicit a small range of specific answersShould marijuana be legalized in the US?Yes or No
Open ended questions—allows audience members to elaborate as much as they wish. How do you feel about the legalization of marijuana ? Each group is required to create a survey for the topic!
Based upon your standpoint/main point, develop 4 questions on marijuana for your audience Open ended questions OR Closed ended questions
Full Names Greeting Attention Getter(s) Create A Conversation Standpoint/Main Point ONLY FIVE SENTENCES IN THE INTRODUCTION
Picking A Topic Brainstorm with Partner(s) for Ideas Narrow your topic to form a specific speech form Compose a Thesis/Standpoint Research sources that support your Standpoint
Using Sources From Our Libraryhttp://libguides.hgtc.edu/spc205_graham Good Persuasive Speeches contain accurate, relevant, and interesting supporting materials
Examples—illustrate, describe, or present things. Their purpose is to aid understanding by making ideas, items, or events more concrete. Share stories—one of the most powerful means of conveying a message is through a story (also called narrative)
Testimony-is firsthand findings, eyewitness accounts Lay testimony-or a testimony by nonexperts such as eyewitnesses, can reveal compelling firsthand information that may be unavailable to others.
Provide Facts and Statistics Most people require some type of evidence Facts represent documented occurrences, including actual events, dates, times, people and places. Statistics are qualified evidence that summarizes, compares and predicts things.
Each group is required to have supportingmaterials that documents at least two factsand or statistics.****They can be a part of the speech or inyour Hand-out
Use Percentages to Express Proportions A percentage is the qualified portion of a whole In creating your data from your questionnaire, each group can use percentages to express portions
Introduction: In A Professional Manner State Your Standpoint Introduce Your Four Questions Pass-0ut Questionnaires
What will you do with your Data from the Questionnaires?
Primary Research is original or firsthand research such as interviews and questionnaires. Thequestionnaires are a part of your primary research. The data that you collect should be in the written speech and/or the hand-out.
Use Percentages to Express Proportions A percentage is the qualified portion of a whole In examining your data from your questionnaire, each group can use percentages to express portions
Example: In our recent survey that we conducted in this class, we found that 90 percent of you all felt that domestic violence is a cruel act. While the other 10 percent of you all were really unsure about your feelings on domestic violence.
The most likely sourcesof secondary research include books, newspapers, periodicals, government publications, blogs and reference works such as encyclopedias, almanacs, books of quotations, atlases and individual search engines(Google, Yahoo!, and MSN Search)
In your speech, alert the audience to the source of any ideas not your own:Speech Excerpt Indicating a paraphrase: As reported in the August 8th, 2005, edition of Newsweek, Executive Chef Jorge of the New York City public schools claimed that until recently, virtually every piece of chicken that was served was breaded or glazed; students
drank whole rather than skim milk, and ate white rather than whole-wheat bread. Example of a direct quote:“The nation’s emergency rooms have been stretched thin for at least a decade or more.”(New York Times Editorial Quotation)
Good afternoon everyone, my name is _______________ andthis is my co-host ______________. Welcome to HGTC Newsand today’s hot topic is whether or not sexual education shouldbe taught within our schools. In order to explore this topic, howmany of you have children of your own? And let us see ashow of hands from those of you who feel that sex educationshould be taught in our schools? Well, my partner and I arefirm believers that sex education should be taught in theschools because our research shows that it reduces unplannedpregnancies (Stand point).
Full Names Greeting Attention Getter(s) Create A Conversation Standpoint/Thesis ONLY FIVE SENTENCES IN THE INTRODUCTION
You can use the informal pronoun… YOU Create a conversation within your writing Draw your audience into your speech by using attention getters You can also draw your audience into your speech by creating vocal variety in your delivery Interaction with your partner(s)
As a rule, people have more interest and paymore attention to topics toward which theyhave positive attitudes and that are in keepingwith their values and beliefs. The less we knowabout something, the more indifferent we tendto be. Any speaker seeking a change inattitudes or behavior would do well toremember this!