Tuesday was the start of a brand new section: Persuasive Speaking. I opened the class with a review discussion about informative speaking–the general purpose, the specific purpose, organizational patterns, etc. Then, I began discussing persuasive speaking and drawing upon their similarities. I really wanted them to understand that we’ve spent 9 weeks talking about informative speaking and that the next three weeks are going to build upon that.
The second piece of information that I needed to convey to them was a brand new organizational pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. In the world of academic public speaking Monroe’s is nearly synonymous with persuasive speaking. For this reason, I am requiring all of my students to use it in their final speech.
Since we were back to “business as usual” with PowerPoint slides and a lecture I made sure that I dressed appropriately. But, it is also Spring so that means that I did take the liberty of wearing a maxi-dress. To me, a maxi-dress is somewhat casual in feel. The two that I own are both a cotton blend and very light on the structuring. But, casual doesn’t mean sloppy. In order to help this maxi-dress stand up to the challenge I paired it with a short-sleeved cardigan, a gold belt, burgundy peep-toed heels, and lots of jewelry. I find that by accessorizing a maxi-dress it really helps to elevate it.
Thursday we will be discussing motive needs, motivational appeals and Maslow’s Hierarchy.
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