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All the World's a Stage: Writing Speeches 254 Write Angles When you write a speech, use punctuation not only to indicate the usual sentence breaks, but also to allow you to pause for emphasis when necessary. Answer:Drop a hard fact on it. As you learned in Chapter 14, "Why Not See It My Way?: Persuasion and Argumentation," persua- sive essays appeal to reason, ethics, and/or emotion. Persuasive speeches are no different. Like their cousin the persuasive essay, persuasive speeches rely on accurate logic and facts (as well as emotion) to move their listeners to action or belief. Here's how to do it. As Easy as One, Two, Three There are three basic types of persuasive speeches: 1. Speeches of fact.Here, you try to prove that something is or is not so, or that something did or did not happen. "Our candidate has always supported more money for education" would be a thesis for a persuasive speech of fact. Speeches of value.In this type of persuasive speech, you try to prove good or bad, better or worse. "This movie is superior to its sequel" would be a thesis for a persuasive speech of value. Speeches of policy.In this case, you try to prove that something should or should not be done. "You should buy only American-made goods" would be a suitable thesis for a speech of policy. 2. 3. As you decide which type of persuasive speech best suits your audience and purpose, ask yourself these questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. What do I want my listeners to do? What objections, if any, will they have? How strong a case can I make? What type of persuasion does my organization or audience value (fact, value, or policy)? Vote Early and Often Election addresses, for example, are speeches of policy. As a result, they always try to prove that something should or should not be done. The password is should. Writer's Block