COM200 Strayer Week 10 Persuasive Speech

By now, you’ve learned how to develop, research, and organize a speech in addition to gaining confidence as a speaker. For your Week 10 assignment, you’ll put all of these skills to good use by preparing and delivering a researched, persuasive speech.

Persuasive speaking is challenging because the goal is to create, reinforce, or change people’s beliefs or actions. Your success will depend on your ability to adapt your speech to the audience and to support your message with credible resources.

  • Develop a logically organized speech that includes all required components (introduction, main and supporting points, conclusion), and uses effective transitions.
  • Craft an introduction that engages the audience, previews main points, and presents a clear message.
  • Develop a conclusion that reinforces the central idea and uses a strong closing.
  • Verbally cite at least two credible sources during speech that support or reinforce the main points.
  • Use ethos, logos, and pathos effectively to persuade the audience.

STEP 1: Scenario: Your organization recently shifted to remote work. Since that time, you have heard complaints from a few co-workers concerning the lack of collaboration tools and difficulty effectively collaborating in a remote environment. You also know that your supervisor has recently received a number of complaints concerning the company’s online collaboration tools. Because of these complaints, your supervisor is in search of technology that can be used to effectively facilitate remote collaboration.

Your co-worker recently left you a voicemail message expressing extreme frustration with the lack of collaboration tools and has asked if there is something that can be done to help the organization select and implement a collaboration tool. As part of the task force researching collaboration tools, you have been asked to present on one collaborative tool – providing context on the tool and the advantages of adopting the tool. Your goal is to convince the leadership team to adopt the collaborative tool for use throughout the organization.

STEP 2: Select a collaborative tool that you have used or learned about (this can be the same tool you researched in the discussion in Week 5).

STEP 3: Download the Speech Outline Template. See attached.

STEP 4: Create an outline in Microsoft Word using the Speech Outline Template.

  • Develop a specific purpose, central idea, and several main points so you’ll stay within the 4-minute time limit.
  • You must use at least two quality sources.
  • STEP 5: Use the speech outline you created to develop your speech. (3-4 minute speech)

Please note — The request is for a speech and an outline of the speech. Please see the speech outline template attached. Thank you!! 🙂

Speech Title

Student Name

Professor Name


*Please note that the purpose of this template is to assist you with correctly formatting an outline. Please carefully review the Assignment Overview document (located in assignment link) for the approved topics. Also, your outline should not include complete paragraphs, entire speech, or an essay.*

*Add your own information to this template. Reminder: all sources must be cited both in-text and in the reference section using APA or SWS.

Speech Title

I. Introduction

A) Attention getter (Quote, Statistic, or Anecdote-Cite all outside information).

B) Thesis Statement/Purpose (topic of the speech).

C) Preview Main Points (1, 2 and 3).

II. Body

1. Main point #1 (Cite Credible Sources)

a. Supporting Detail/Research/Example (Benefits of an Outline, 1).

b. Supporting Detail/Research/Example.

c. Supporting Detail/Research/Example.

2. Main point #2 (Cite Credible Sources)

a. Supporting Detail/Research/Example (Effective Use of a Presentation, 2)

b. Supporting Detail/Research/Example

c. Supporting Detail/Research/Example

3. Main point #3 (Cite Credible Sources)

a. Supporting Detail/Research/Example

b. Supporting Detail/Research/Example (Benefits of an Outline, 1)

c. Supporting Detail/Research/Example

III. Conclusion

A) Review Main Points (1, 2 and 3)

B) Thesis Statement/Purpose (Restate speech topic)

C) Memorable Conclusion (Quote, Statistic, or Anecdote, Call to Action)


(Replace with your own sources-this shows correct formatting only)

1. Benefits of an Outline. 2015. Importance of an Outline.

2. Effective Use of a Presentation. 2018.


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