b”Think about a persuasive speech that you would like to present on a topic of your choice. The speech can be for any context, but it must be persuasive. If your speech for Unit 1 or Unit 2 was persuasive, you can use the same topic, or you can choose a new one if you prefer.
See the list of example speech occasions and purposes for inspiration, if needed.
Plan your speech, considering what your introduction, main points, and conclusion will include.
Organize your speech, following the structure of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. Your speech should include an introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction should contain your key message. The body should cover your main topics and support to back up your main points. Make sure that all support is relevant and from credible sources. Your conclusion should summarize your main points and provide a call to action.
Create notes or bullet points that you can refer to while presenting your speech.
Practice presenting your speech. Aim for a speech that is 3 to 5 minutes in length.
Before filming, review the rubric to ensure that you understand how you will be evaluated.
Film yourself presenting the speech. Be sure that you can be easily seen and heard, and direct your speech to the camera.
Show a photo ID on camera to confirm your identity. Be sure to show your ID close to the camera so it is easily seen and readable.
Review your video to ensure that you can be seen and heard. Refilm as needed.
Review the checklist and requirements to ensure that your Touchstone is complete.
Upload your video to YouTube and submit the YouTube url on Sophia.
Touchstone Support Videos
Organizing your Persuasive Speech
Persuading your Audience
Choosing the Right Language
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
How to Upload a Video to YouTube
Persuasive Speech Occasions
Product analysis and/or recommendation
Presenting academic work (p