Communication English 3 October 17, 2013
Today - Things to consider for preparing your speech - Practice Speech: Equal Rights for Left-Handed People
Task 2 Deadline for telling me partner and topic: TOMORROW - 11:59 p.m.
Next Class (Tuesday) - Come prepared to give your Task 2 speech. Consider this your rough draft. You will give your speech to a group and receive feedback from that group.
Tips for being persuasive 1. Organization Follow this basic format: - Tell them what you’re going to tell them. - Tell them. - Tell them what you told them.
Tips for being persuasive Tell them what you’re going to tell them. - Interesting Hook - Introduction - Statement of the speech’s purpose (position)
Tips for being persuasive Tell them. - Reasons to support your position. - Evidence to support your reasons.
Tips for being persuasive Tell them what you told them. - Closing comments. - Re-statement of your position (“Therefore, …”)
Tips for being persuasive - Content Things to consider: Reasons - Are the reasons logical? - Are the reasons believable? - Are the reasons clearly stated?
Tips for being persuasive - Content Things to consider: Reasons i.e., “The death penalty must be abolished because it’s bad.” • This is a weak reason. - It is vague (underdeveloped) - There is no logic - It is not believable; the concept of “bad” is too broad.
Tips for being persuasive - Content Things to consider: Evidence - Is the evidence logical? - Is the evidence believable? - Is the evidence clearly stated? - Most importantly: Is the evidence relevant?!
Tips for being persuasive - Content Things to consider: Evidence i.e., “Recent research, using ANOVA data, coupled with Factor Analysis demonstrates that the death penalty has a significant negative effect on society, being especially influential on people in the 12 – 16 age demographic.” • This supporting evidence is: - Not fully explained - Difficult for a general audience to follow; hence, it is less likely to be accepted. - While it may be logical, the abstract nature of these stats do not present a clear case to the audience.
Tips for being persuasive - Content Things to consider, overall: - Make sure your reason(s) and evidence are going to connect with your audience (without “stretching the truth”). - Check for logic, relevance, and clarity. - Make sure your reason(s) and evidence are fully developed. Do not make the audience assume.
Practice Presentation Peer evaluation: - For your group members only. On a piece of paper write: 1. Clarity 2. Delivery 3. Persuasiveness 4. Overall impression