PROBLEM SOLVING SPEECH ORGANIZATION AND OUTLINE
• A problem solving speech is a speech in which students have to persuade the audience that there is problem and they have the solution. As speakers, students have to convince the audience to agree with their solution and to motivate them to change their opinions, policies or regulations.
• These four elements for problem solving or problem solutions speech topics are extracted from the very famous Monroes Motivational Sequence for persuasive speeches:• 1. Problem - State the problem or that some conditions are not quite optimal, and why its important. Let them realize the scope and effects. Appeal to reason and to the needs and emotions of the audience to persuade them.
• 2. Solution - Advocate a solution for the problem and causes, or a plan to satisfy the needs.• 3. Visualization - Visualize the practicality of your solution. Show how the solutions will improve the situation, show their effectiveness and practicality. Prove that the alternatives are impractical and cause more problems in order to overrule the objections against your solution.
• 4. Action - Convince them to agree, to change an existing policy or attitude, or move them to action in the way you propose in your public speaking ideas.
SPEECH OUTLINE• Topic of your speech (Your specific purpose statement: do you want to persuade a fact, value, or policy?)• I. INTRODUCTION• A. Attention Getter• B. Preview
• II. BODY• Description of the Problem• Causes• Examples, statistics, size, why should we care?• Effects or people who are affected (how?)
• III. SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM• Solutions or recommendations (Mention different possibilities)• Why are your solutions the best?• What changes in policies are you presenting?• Offer expert testimonies, examples, illustrations• Disadvantages or objections to your solutions
• IV. CONCLUSION• Review the causes and the solutions• Concluding words
POSSIBLE AREAS• Possible Areas:• Medicine• Education• Technology• Transportation• Family• Job opportunities• Work environment• Unemployment• Food and health• Social problems• Environment Problems