Group Presentation - Persuasive Speech (Campus Issue Speech)
The preparation outline for the final, group, speech must be typed and
should conform to the guidelines for persuasive speeches (for an example
of a persuasive actuation speech, see Ch13, pp. 296-297). This outline
should be a coherent whole, representing the efforts of all group members.
Your group may, but does not have to, use visual aids in the speech.
You must have at least one outside source for EACH group member,
appropriately reference the sources in the speech (orally) and outline
(written), and attach a bibliography to the outline. Remember, a
variety of credible source types will be more persuasive than relying on
only one type of source.
Each group member should speak for approximately the same amount of time--about
5 minutes each (25-30 minutes of presentation, PLUS 5-10 minutes of
You should be prepared to answer questions from the audience.
Be sure to look at the suggestions for Q&A sessions in your book (pp.
156-157). [Note: you are NOT expected to create extra visual aids
for this part of your speech]
You should demonstrate how you have adapted your speech to an audience
you would most likely have to convince. In most instances, this
does not mean appealing to your classmates, but instead means you will
need to create a presentation to convince people like faculty, administration,
alumni, and the Board of Regents.
For this speech, make sure that you work together with your group
to develop the best presentation possible. Part of your grade (1/3)
will depend on your individual performance, but a majority of the grade
(2/3) will be based on the overall group process and product. Each
of you will be given the opportunity to give me feedback on the contributions
of each group member, so work hard to help your group function well as
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