How is a persuasive speech written? Your guide to writing a Persuasive Speech!
Preliminary Reading • Page 93-98 in Resource Lines 9/10 • Page 159-169 in Resource Lines 9/10
Building an Outline • This Persuasive Speech Outline shows how to use the I B C structure (Introduction .. Body .. Conclusion) to write a speech and to provide a guiding map for the AUDIENCE so they do not get lost.
INTRODUCTION • Tells your audience what you are going to tell them and establishes the foundation for your speech. • A good Introduction 'draws the map' for the journey.
Attention-Getter: • A statement, visual or sound (or combination) that startles, gains attention and makes your audience sit up.
Bond : Link-to Audience: • Identify a personal connection in the audiences’ life, for example: an emotionalexperience (grief, sorrow, or happiness).
"Credentials" of Speaker (Credibility): • Explain how you are an ‘expert’ through your own experience or research.
Destination / Objective Sentence: • State clearly why you think this is an important at this moment. State your Goal, Thesis or what you expect as an Outcome. • “This evening/today I am here to convince you that …"
Explain your Map to your Destination : Speech Preview: • Briefly outline what you will cover in your persuasive speech."This is where you will ... " • “Tell what you are going to tell them” • Transition: A transition is how you move from one section or point to the next. It is a linking idea. • You could say … “Let’s begin by ...”, “Let’s start with ...” or I prefer “Let’s consider …”
.BODY of your Speech • The Body of your speech is where the detail is described in THREE points (you can have more, but don't confuse your audience). • “Tell them”
. Main Point #1 • State Point 1State a ReasonGive an ExampleRestate the Point • Transition: Create a linking statement to Point 2
Main Point #2 • State Point 2State a ReasonGive an ExampleRestate the Point • Transition: Create a linking statement to Point 3
Main Point #3 • State Point 3State a ReasonGive an ExampleRestate the Point • Transition: Create a linking statement to the Conclusion, eg “Let’s summarize ..." or “Can we consider these main points ..."
CONCLUSION • “Tell them what you have told them” • 1. Restate thesis • 2. Restate main points • 3. VERY IMPORTANT:Call-to-Action: • “I encourage you to …”, “Let’s all contribute …” , “… sign now …”, “make a decision now to be involved …”