A Free Persuasive Speech Sample For You

Written by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc

Want to see a free persuasive speech example?

So, you've read about finding your own persuasive speech topic, and you want to see an example of an entire persuasive speech? I'm happy to let you see one of mine for free... even though it's part of my new book, even though you might give it yourself without giving me credit, go ahead!

Give me credit if you can... but I hope it's a great example for you so you can learn to write your own speech, and that you might likerepparttar content and think about buying my book.

(Actually - rememberrepparttar 107990 following insight in case you ever write a book - turning part of my book into a speech made that section better! When you write your persuasive speech, you can do a typed version, edit that onrepparttar 107991 computer, then read it out loud, then changerepparttar 107992 parts that don't sound natural. I ended up usingrepparttar 107993 speech incarnation of this instead ofrepparttar 107994 pre-speech version in my book.)

I don't thinkrepparttar 107995 whole speech will fit here, but you can download it here: http://pulsemed.org/Achieve%20Health%20Goals%20Free%20Persuasive%20Speech.doc

Toastmasters International's Professional Speaker Manual #5 Ė Motivation - "Acheive Your Health Goals"

1.Intro a.Hook i.How much is your health worth? Is anything more important than well being? ii.Is it worth more than your money? Could you enjoy your money without your health? Maybe youíve heardrepparttar 107996 saying that inrepparttar 107997 first part of our lives we use up our health getting money, and then inrepparttar 107998 second part we have spend all our money to get our health back iii.Most of us live how we want until our health interferes Ė then we want ASAP to escaperepparttar 107999 disease that came from our lifestyle so that we can hurry up and get back torepparttar 108000 same way of life that made us sick. iv.Good living requires more than generally ignoring your health and occasionally running from disease. Good living has to include well being, an even higher standard of comfort, peace, and physical and mental capacity. v.You might easily agree that well being is important, but do you have have realistic goals for achieving more well being? Have you put these goals high onrepparttar 108001 daily priority list? b.I want to suggest three things to you - that you: i.Facerepparttar 108002 facts about what wellness is, and your state of health ii.Create wellness goals iii.Achieve them c.Hopefully, we share some Common Values, Beliefs, and Wisdom: i.Self improvement is essential to a satisfying life ii.Persistence and Discipline are keys to success in any endeavor iii.Iíd like you to apply your interest in self improvement to your well being, and do it with discipline and persistence. 2.Preview a.Tonight, Iím going to give you some insight onrepparttar 108003 difference between avoiding disease, and striving for well-being. b.Iím going to clarify for you what well being is, and whatrepparttar 108004 benefits of striving for it are. c.Iím going to make it crystal clear why itís common sense to live in a way that prevents disease. d.Finally Iíll give you examples of wellness goals, and then tell you how to increase your chances of achieving them. 3.Stories a.First, letís talk about a writer who had a life-changing experience. i.Norm Cousins wasrepparttar 108005 editor ofrepparttar 108006 Saturday review for 40 years, and wrote a dozen books and 100ís of essays. ii.Inrepparttar 108007 Ď60s Cousins was stricken with a crippling and life-threatening disease. iii.Western medicine had no solution for him, so he devised his own healing regimen that consisted primarily of laughter. He watched endless episodes of Laurel and Hardy, and Abbot and Costello, and laughed his way back to health. He wrote a book about this experience called Anatomy of an Illness iv.He subsequently participated in a UCLA task force to examinerepparttar 108008 impact of positive emotions and attitudes on human illness, and out of that grew a mind-body research center named after him v.It took a life-threatening disease to turn Norman Cousinsís interests and priorities toward prevention and well being. vi.But one ofrepparttar 108009 marks of wisdom isrepparttar 108010 ability to learn from other peopleís mistakes without having to make them yourself vii.We can learn start putting well being first right now. We donít have to wait for a life-threatening, or quality of life-changing disease. viii.Besides, if we did, thereís no guarantee that if we did wait, weíd be able to recover as Cousins did. Our very life may depend on getting it rightrepparttar 108011 first time. ix.According to Chinese medicineís oldest book, from 200 B.C., ďThe sages of old didnít treatrepparttar 108012 sick they treated those who were well... If a disease has already broken out and is only treated then isnít that like waiting for thirst before digging a well or waiting untilrepparttar 108013 battle begins to make your weapons?Ē b.One objection to living preventively is this: Everyone wants to bring uprepparttar 108014 old farmer who ate 10 pounds of sausage and eggs, smoked 4 packs of cigarettes, and worked 10 hours inrepparttar 108015 fields EVERY DAY and finally died peacefully in his sleep at age 99 Ė Obviously, Iíve exaggerated some things- but these people with strong constitutions who can live however they want and still feel good are rare, and notice inrepparttar 108016 example, he did physical exertion 10 hours a day! The rest of us donít get much exercise, and sit in chairs and on couches most ofrepparttar 108017 day, so weíre more sensitive to stress and what we eat. As Plato said, ďWe have made of ourselves living cesspools and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases.Ē c.But what aboutrepparttar 108018 weak constitution? Is there any hope for them? One of my favorite movie quotes is fromrepparttar 108019 13th warrior Ė a weaponless arab swordsman teams up with a group of friendly Vikings who give him one of their swords Ė he says, ďI canít fight with this- Itís too heavy!Ē The Viking Leader laughs and declares, ďGrow Stronger!Ē Young Theodore Roosevelt was a nearsighted, asthmatic, frail bookworm. Because of his frequent asthma attacks, he also lovedrepparttar 108020 outdoors and fresh air. He always took numerous hunting and camping trips. When he was twelve, his father challenged him to develop his physical stature, and he responded, spending hours inrepparttar 108021 gym. In college, he rowed, boxed, rode horseback, and camped. He became a cowboy, and then a sheriff. At 40, he resigned from his Navy post to leadrepparttar 108022 ďRough RidersĒ a volunteer cavalry unit, inrepparttar 108023 war against Spain and became known for his heroism in battle. He was mountain climbing when his vice-presidency ended with McKinley's assassination, and he won re-election after that term. After presidency, he went on an African safari to hunt big game, and then immediately toured Europe. He was shot while campaigning at age 54 -repparttar 108024 bullet had punctured his right lung, but he still gave his scheduled speech before going torepparttar 108025 hospital (remember that next time you think about bowing out of your TM commitment!). A year later, he exploredrepparttar 108026 River of Doubt in Brazil. He died of a heart attack at age 61, but in those years he lived more life than 3 average men, and live more vitally because of his devotion to exertion.

The 10 Worst Tips To Give Someone Who Has To Speak In Public

Written by Alan Matthews


1. Learnrepparttar speech by heart or read it from a script.

This is meant to be a way of making sure you donít forget what youíre going to say. Instead, itís usually a way of making sure you donít connect with your audience.

Most people who use a script end up reading it out and, unless youíre a professional actor or a very experienced speaker, this will come across as unnatural and stilted and it will stop you looking at your audience.

If you try to memorise a script, you may find you are under even more pressure to remember what you want to say because, if you go offrepparttar 107989 script, thereís no way back.

Itís better to prepare some notes which can be a guide should you need one. Byrepparttar 107990 time youíve preparedrepparttar 107991 speech, you will knowrepparttar 107992 main areas you want to cover. Put these down as headings on paper or cards in LARGE PRINT so you can see them when youíre standing up. You may then only need a couple of key words to add to these to remind you ofrepparttar 107993 main points you want to make in each area.

If you need more than this, you may be trying to cover too much information. You may also think of a couple of really good ways of saying something, or a good story to use to illustrate a point. Jot these down so you donít forget.

2. Rehearse in front of a mirror.

This may be a bit controversial because I know several books and trainers give this tip. All I can say is I have never found I could do this.

I do rehearse ( sometimes ) and sometimes I tape myself to hear what it sounds like. But I canít watch myself in a mirror and think about what Iím saying, itís just too distracting. If you want to see what you look like, ask someone to watch you or use a video camera. However, donít get bogged down with worrying about how you look.

The main purpose of rehearsing is to reinforcerepparttar 107994 talk in your memory, check how long it takes and help you spot those areas where what you want to say doesnít sound right or where you might get confused. Then you can think of some effective phrases to use to help get your point across. You can do this without a mirror.

3. Use plenty of slides.

This is sometimes offered as a Ď tip Ď for taking attention from yourself. Giverepparttar 107995 audience something else to look at. Another tip is to give them a hefty handout atrepparttar 107996 start so they have something to read.

The problem is - YOU should berepparttar 107997 centre of attention. People want to hear what youíve got to say andrepparttar 107998 best way to communicate your message is by speaking effectively. By all means use visual aids if they will help but they should complement what youíre saying, not just reproduce your own notes.

Similarly with handouts, they can be very helpful but you need to know why you are using them. If they have backup information, give them out atrepparttar 107999 end. If they contain some key ideas you want to refer to as you go along, give them out atrepparttar 108000 start, but make sure they donít distract people from what you are saying.

Letís be honest Ė if youíre that concerned about getting out ofrepparttar 108001 spotlight, you shouldnít be doing this inrepparttar 108002 first place.

4. Wear a cartoon tie to show you have a sense of humour.

This is linked to a couple ofrepparttar 108003 other Ď tips Ď which are meant to give you a helping hand in gettingrepparttar 108004 audience on your side. Wearing a funny tie is saying ď Look, Iím really a nice guy. Give me a chance. ď

I wonít go into detail here for fear of alienating all of you who might, even now, be wearing such attire, but I have to say, thatís NOT what most people think when they see someone wearing a cartoon tie.

In terms of dress, wear something you feel comfortable in and which seems appropriate. Thatís a bit vague, but it depends on your audience. The usual approach is to dress slightly smarter than you expectrepparttar 108005 audience to dress. Too much of a difference between you and them can cause problems with credibility. Just think aboutrepparttar 108006 impression you want to give and, in general, avoid anything which could be a distraction.

Incidentally, I really donít know whatrepparttar 108007 female equivalent ofrepparttar 108008 cartoon tie would be. Any suggestions?

5. Start off with a joke.

This is a bit likerepparttar 108009 previous Ď tip Ď. Breakrepparttar 108010 ice, show what a good sense of humour you have, get them on your side.

Please donít do this. Not unless youíre a good joke Ė teller and this joke is absolutely guaranteed to get a laugh. And, even then, only if itís appropriate in some way. One ofrepparttar 108011 best ways to kill your chances fromrepparttar 108012 start is to begin with a joke which has nothing to do with your subject and watch it flop. Believe me, youíll wish you were somewhere else and your audience will too.

Use humour if you can. It will help get your message across and it will getrepparttar 108013 audience on your side, but be careful with it. You can use stories, things that have happened to you or to other people which relate to your talk. Being a bit self Ė deprecating can be a good way to gain an audienceís trust but donít overdo it. If in doubt, leave it out.

6. Tell them youíre nervous to get them on your side.

Like some ofrepparttar 108014 others, this is a plea for support torepparttar 108015 audience. You know most people haterepparttar 108016 idea of speaking in public, so you appeal to their sympathy by telling them how bad you feel. Another approach is to apologise Ė ď I donít know why I was asked to do this. Iíve never done this sort of thing before. ď

This NEVER works.

One thing you can generally be sure of is that, atrepparttar 108017 start of a talk, your audience will want you to succeed. You should remember this when you feel nervous. They will give you a chance to do well and they will mainly be prepared to listen ( and they will probably be really glad itís not them doing it ).

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