The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking


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Persuasion is defined as:

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1. What part of your persuasive speech will you use to make a claim for your position?

2. What is the strategy of identifying the target listeners to maximize the effectiveness of a persuasive speech?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the lesson on using persuasion in public speaking. Topics covered include a speaker's responsibility and the three modes of persuasion you can use in public speaking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Examining listeners to maximize a public speaking event
  • Part of the persuasive speech used to state your position
  • Three modes of persuasion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communications lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about public speaking in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three modes of persuasion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what is needed to prove a change to the status quo is required.

Additional Learning

To learn more about public speaking, review the accompanying lesson titled The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you will have mastered the following objectives:

  • Define persuasion
  • Know three elements of persuasion as described in the lesson
  • List three key modes of persuasion as related in the lesson