Persuasive Speaking


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Persuasive Speaking-Stand Up Speak Out the Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

Description: In this chapter, we are going to focus on persuasive speaking. We will first talk about persuasion as a general concept. We will then examine four different types of persuasive speeches, and finally, we’ll look at three organizational patterns that are useful for persuasive speeches.

Persuasive Speaking-Lumen-Principles of Public Speaking

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain what a persuasive speech is.
  • Describe the functions of persuasive speeches.
  • List the different types of persuasive speeches.
  • Identify persuasive strategies that make a speech more effective.
  • Apply the appropriate organizational pattern based on your persuasive goals.
  • Distinguish between ethical and unethical forms of persuasion.
  • Apply module concepts in final questions and activities.

Introduction to Persuasive Speaking-Boundless

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the qualities of a persuasive speech
  2. Define the three goals of a persuasive speech
  3. Differentiate between informative and persuasive speeches
  4. Explain the two psychological theories of persuasion
  5. Discuss the qualities that assure that persuasion is ethical
  6. Explain how to present evidence to prove that a fact is true
  7. Define a persuasive speech of value
  8. Demonstrate how to structure a persuasive speech on a question of policy

Rhetoric-Introduction to Communication-Lumen

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • Define rhetoric.
  • Identify key features of classical rhetorical theory.
  • Identify the challenges that contemporary theorists are making to the study of rhetoric.
  • Define rhetorical criticism.
  • Explain the purpose and uses of rhetorical criticism.
  • Explain the different models of rhetorical criticism.
  • Understand how rhetorical theory and criticism are a current part of the communication discipline.

Presentations to Persuade-Business Communication for Success

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of persuasion.
  2. Describe similarities and differences between persuasion and motivation.

Persuasive Speaking-Comm 101 Public Speaking

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • apply common communication theories to persuasive presentations, i.e., social judgment theory, cognitive dissonance theory, or the elaboration likelihood model;
  • identify the four types of persuasive claims;
  • identify examples of the two types of policy claims; and
  • identify common organizational patterns for persuasive speeches.


Canons of Rhetoric

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