Coming up with a persuasive speech is difficult. You can give somebody a number of guidelines, and a template for their persuasive speech. But there are so many factors go into persuading people that to simply give somebody a template and few tips is not enough. Here are a few tips that you can work on in order to become a better persuasive speechwriter.
First you should know your goals
Do not run off and pick a topic before you are actually fully aware of what your goals are. You need to know what you intend to persuade the audience of. You can only do this by setting out a list of goals.
Use your goals to govern your persuasion
The aim is to pick the highest priority goal that you have got, and make sure that your entire speech centers around that particular goal. Of all the goals you wish to achieve you must make sure that your top priority goal is the one that you achieve the first and foremost.
Now you structure your persuasive speech
What you want to do is add two or three very good points to your speech but have them spaced out between the beginning of the end of the speech. Turn these very good points into sound bites so that people can remember them.
Add your smaller goals in there too
This is not a difficult as it seems, because when people talk in general, they do tend to deviate slightly away from the plot. When you conduct your persuasive speech you’re allowed to deviate slightly away from the plot in order to incorporate a few smaller goals. However, a truly excellent persuasive speechwriter is going to be able to tie those smaller goals into the bigger one.
So for example, if you were looking to raise money for African children with your speech, and you also wanted to gain support for your website, then you could mention how there are details about your charity appeal on the website and then mention the website’s name.
Try to get to know your audience first
If you find out for your audience are and what the interests are, then you will be better prepared to appeal to them. Don’t forget that every audience is different, and where one may be very receptive to some ideas, others may be quite hostile to them. So it is your job to find out about the audience, and to tailor your speech so that it appeals to them.