Purpose: This goal of this speech is for you to deliver a persuasive speech that convinces your audience to accept your position on a current and controversial topic. You will use this skill in the workplace to persuade others to support your point of view (i.e. pitching a product, gaining a client).
Task: In this 5-7—minute speech, you will select a topic and persuade your audience to adopt your point of view on a current and controversial topic. You should use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence organizational pattern for this speech. Each of the 5 steps in Monroe’s Motivated Sequence should be identifiable in your speech. You will need to do research in order to prepare and develop this speech. You should back up your thoughts with supporting material. You should cite at least 5 sources using APA style both verbally in your speech and in your outline. Three sources should be academic and two can be non-academic. An outline is required for this speech. Please use the Persuasive Speech Outline Template to write your outline.