Persuasive Speech and Reminiscence of Quarter

March 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm 2 comments

I can’t believe this was our last speech of the quarter.  As a matter of fact it was our final CLASS.  Today my partner Natasha and I got to deliver our Persuasive speech.  We basically decided to join ranks with this one when we started running out of classes and the efficiency of two minds working together.  Our persuasive was about Volunteering.  Since we both are very involved in volunteer work it was very appropriate.  The basic concept I learned to delivering a persuasive speech is to keep your credibility and be conscious of the feelings of the listeners.  Oftentimes not everyone will agree with you on some things.  And it is important to determine what you want to do with the speech, whether it’s to get people to side with you on an issue or at least view it in a different light, or if you want to have a call to action to the audience.  Our speech was definitely a call to action when we were done.

Our points began as: 1.) Benefits of Volunteering 2.) Our personal experiences and 3.) How to get involved.  (which was the call to action)  We had a few visuals with us.  Natasha brought shirts from her volunteer work and I brought in an example of an Operation Christmas Child box, where you send a shoebox of little toys and basic things that get shipped around the world to kids who can’t enjoy Christmas.  For putting our speech together with only one time to meet, I felt that we did a very nice job with it to be honest, and I was very satisfied with it as our final speech.

Now that the classes are over though, looking back it has been a good quarter for us.  Not only can I say that this class was very enjoyable, but I can honestly say I took a lot away from it.  I could not have chosen a better class for Speech, and I wish all of my classmates the best.  Thank you Candee Basford for being a great professor!

Carrie Chalker


Entry filed under: Persuasive Speech, public speaking, Reflecting on Experience, Speech Topics.

Bitter-sweet goodbye! All Good Things Come to An End

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ally  |  March 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I loved your speech on volunteering! You did a great job in this class!

  • 2. shaylinmcdaniels  |  March 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    You did a really good speech! I was hoping you would’ve played your violin when you brought it in! I love hearing you. I enjoyed every single one of your speeches in class, they were all really good!! 🙂


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