Assignment 4: Speech Outline
Due: Week 8
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.
For this assignment, you will be creating the outline for the speech you will deliver in Week 10. This week, you will not compose an essay or speech. You are only required to submit an outline. Your persuasive speech will be on the collaboration tool you selected in the Week 5 discussion.
What to submit/deliverables: Speech outline.
What you need to complete this assignment: To complete this assignment, you will need the following resources:
- Assignment Overview Video.
- Speech Outline Template.
Steps to Complete: In Week 8, complete and submit your assignment in BlackBoard using the following steps:
STEP 1: Review the scenario from Assignment 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
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: Upload the completed document to the Assignment 4 link in Week 8 of Blackboard.
Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric found here: