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SPC 1608 (Moniz) - Persuasive Speech: Brainstorming Topics

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Identifying a Topic

Narrowing a Topic

Narrowing a topic means thinking of different aspects, or angles, of the topic.

For example, for the general topic  ETHICS, you could research:

  • should doctor assisted suicide be legal?
  • should religion play a prominent role in politics?
  • do animals have rights similar to those of humans?
  • are the working conditions at garment factories used by Western companies humane?
  • should vaccination be mandatory?
  • are biotechnology and genetic engineering positive advances?

Persuasive Speech Definition

Persuasive speech is used when presenters decide to convince their presentation or ideas to their listeners. Their goal is to convince or persuade people to believe in a certain point of view. Advertisement is one of the examples of persuasive speech.

 

A persuasive speech aims to persuade the audience to perform a certain action or convince the audience to adopt the belief or opinion of the speaker.

Source: Boundless. “Informative vs. Persuasive Speeches.” Boundless Communications Boundless, 27 Feb. 2017. Retrieved 20 Mar. 2017 from https://www.boundless.com/communications/textbooks/boundless-communications-textbook/introduction-to-public-speaking-1/types-of-public-speeches-22/informative-vs-persuasive-speeches-107-8006/
A persuasive speech aims to persuade the audience to perform a certain action or convince the audience to adopt the belief or opinion of the speaker.

Source: Boundless. “Informative vs. Persuasive Speeches.” Boundless Communications Boundless, 27 Feb. 2017. Retrieved 20 Mar. 2017 from https://www.boundless.com/communications/textbooks/boundless-communications-textbook/introduction-to-public-speaking-1/types-of-public-speeches-22/informative-vs-persuasive-speeches-107-8006/
A persuasive speech aims to persuade the audience to perform a certain action or convince the audience to adopt the belief or opinion of the speaker.

Source: Boundless. “Informative vs. Persuasive Speeches.” Boundless Communications Boundless, 27 Feb. 2017. Retrieved 20 Mar. 2017 from https://www.boundless.com/communications/textbooks/boundless-communications-textbook/introduction-to-public-speaking-1/types-of-public-speeches-22/informative-vs-persuasive-speeches-107-8006/