This example of a persuasive speech and its outline about Benjamin Franklin's discovery (or non-discovery as the case may be) of electricity should give you an idea of how to structure your speech.
It's a whole lot easier to sit down and write on a topic if you have it properly formatted before you begin.
Without a proper outline it's easy to lose track of the points you want to make in the order you want to make them.
This speech is light-hearted - almost jokey in places - so be sure to adopt a tone that's relevant to YOUR subject. Nevertheless, it gives you an idea of how to organize your thoughts.
Putting in the work of writing a persuasive speech outline allows you to write your presentation much more quickly and efficiently. It's actually much easier to write an outline than a full-blown speech, so give it a try!
So now that I've told you the three things I will prove, let's start with the first one.
I. How hard is it to attract lightning.
A. You have to have something that attracts lightning.
B. You have to be at the right spot at the right time.
Now we know the conditions that have to be in effect, which leads me to my next point.
II. Ben's method couldn't work.
A. A kite back in those days couldn't fly in the rain.
B. A key and a plain glass jar couldn't hold lightning.
So now that you know that, I'll move on to my next point of proof.
III. Ben Franklin did not discover electricity.
A. He would have died if his kite had caught lightning.
B. There is no evidence that he did it.
Creating this type of outline for a persuasive speech has always helped me to write on my chosen topic a lot more quickly. Take the time to create an outline and you'll find that your speech flows more smoothly, particularly when you get up to present it to an audience!
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