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PERSUASIVE SPEECH PREPARATION WORKSHEET

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1.

What is the topic of your speech? __________________________________________________

2.

Are you speaking on a question of fact, value, or policy? ________________________________

3.

What is your specific purpose statement? ____________________________________________


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4.

Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Specific Purpose Checklist on page 15 of this
workbook? _______________

5.

Is your speech meant to achieve passive agreement or immediate action from your audience?
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6.

What is your central idea? ________________________________________________________


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7.

Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Central Idea Checklist on page 16 of this
workbook? _______________

8.

What is the target audience for your speech? How will you adapt your speech to be persuasive to
your target audience? Be specific.
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9.

What method(s) of gaining attention do you use in the introduction? ______________________


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10. How do you establish your credibility in the introduction? ______________________________


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11.

Write the preview statement you will use in your introduction. ________________________
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12. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Speech Introduction Checklist on page 33 of this
workbook? _______________
13. What method of organization do you use in the speech? ________________________________
14. State in full sentences the main points to be developed in the body of your speech.
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15. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Main Points Checklist on page 31 of this
workbook? _______________
16. What supporting materials do you use in developing each main point? Be specific.
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17. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Evidence Checklist on page 51 of this
workbook? _______________
18. What steps have you taken to answer potential objections that your audience may have to your
position? Be specific.
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19. What method(s) of reinforcing your central idea do you use in the conclusion?
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