COMM104-FOX, page #

(Chapters 24, 25 & 26)

We all argue, just about everyday. Sometimes it’s about simple things, for example: What movie should we see? Sometimes the arguments are more serious, such as ethical arguments or political arguments. Sometimes your arguments could save someone’s life, for example, when you try to persuade your friend to give you the keys when you know she/he is drunk. How often do you win these arguments? If you do, what methods do you use? When you don’t, do you know why?
This persuasive speech will help you to develop skills so that you will learn how to effectively persuade. It will also help you recognize fallacies (bulls---) when you hear them.


Your primary goal is to change or reinforce an existing attitude or belief of your audience and/or to move them to action.

Your secondary goal is to learn how be an ethical speaker and a critical listener. You will critique one speaker as well as yourself. These critiques are due one week after you speak.

Only one person, per topic, per side is permitted. Therefore, it is necessary to clear your topic with the professor.

Outlining your Speech:

Supporting Materials :

This speech is worth 150 points.