TIME LIMIT: 1-2 Minutes
Choose a real or fictitious product or service to sell to the class (e.g., lighted tennis shoes, electric ear muffs, battery-powered nose warmers, internet dating services, robot-cleaning services, alcohol-powered cars, colored peanut butter, a planetarium laser show, a concert, a local health spa membership, or an outdoor adventure center activity).
Prepare a short 1-2 minute sales pitch speech that includes all 5 steps of Monroe’s motivated sequence: Attention, Need, Solution, Visualization, Call to Action. Use strong positive and negative motivational appeals).
Expectations & Evaluation Criteria:
Be sure each part of the motivated sequence is covered and that you use motivational appeals.
You will NOT need to complete a preparation outline for this speech, but DO prepare and submit a speaking outline with key words to jog your memory while delivering your speech.
Practice your speech several times so you know it well and know it fits the time requirements.
Have FUN with this assignment. Feel free to make things up and be silly. The point of the exercise if for you to become familiar with Monroe’s Motivated Sequence and motivational appeals before you deliver your formal Persuasive speech.
You do NOT need an audience for this speech.