Some examples of the persuasive speech include: a sermon, a homily, a political campaign speech, a sales presentation, coaching another person or a group, a lawyer’s statements to a jury or judge, and even asking for a favor.
A successful persuasive communication puts the audience in a mental state of conflict. It attempts to show how the receiver’s ideas are in conflict with each other or with his/her behavior (“I’m thinking/saying one thing and doing something else”).
The truth is always the strongest argument.
The content for a persuasive speech is formed from opinion based on fact. Provide evidence that supports your viewpoint. Evidence can come from many sources, including: personal experience, interview, survey results, articles, books, audio/video media, and other visuals (charts, graphs, pictures).
Follow this outline to organize your thoughts:
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