Prepare a Speech

Prepare a Speech


For this assignment, you will prepare and write a delivery outline for a persuasive or informational speech.


  • Engage in the first six steps of preparing a speech, including selecting a topic, analyzing your audience, researching your topic, collecting supporting materials, developing main points, and organizing your speech materials.
  • Practice the final four steps of preparing a speech, including wording a speech, constructing a delivery outline, and rehearsing a speech.


  1. Review the steps for preparing and delivering an effective speech that you explored in the textbook and in the learning activities.
  2. Prepare a four to six page persuasive or informational essay on a topic of your choice.
  3. Use the following checklist to ensure that your speech is effective:
  • Choose a topic that is relevant and interesting to your audience, with a clear purpose.
  • Ensure that you adequately research your topic.
  • Include an introduction that gains attention and orients the audience.
  • Be sure that your speech is clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful.
  • Be sure that each main point is supported adequately.
  • Create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy.
  • Be sure that your conclusion summarizes your thesis and provides closure.

Assignment Submission:

  • The use of outside resources is strongly recommended, and all speeches must be cited using current APA format.
  • When you have completed the assignment, select the “Submit Assignment” button at the top of these instructions and choose a format for submitting your assignment.



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That moment when you are about to leave the house and rush to work, or the store and your child refuses to be left home alone or with a babysitter. What do you do next and yet to have to leave? That moment when as a parent you receive a phone call from school being summoned to school because your son or daughter was in a fight to which a student was hurt. The feeling you get when you receive a phone call from the police station that your child has been arrested or you get a knock at the door, and your child is being dropped off by two policemen or a police car?

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