Prepping for advocacy speeches starts soon so we need to be thinking about topic ideas now. The policy speech asked you to reach out and attempt to persuade the members of your audience that disagreed with you. Now, you must work on getting those members of your audience that agree with you to take some type of action.
In the advocacy speech you will ask your audience to take actions that contribute to solving a problem you have identified (this could be a problem no one knows about, or a problem everyone knows about but doesn’t do anything to solve – you need to determine what is the necessary amount of information to provide based on your topic and the amount of research it may require). In this speech, you will foster shared beliefs, identify a pressing problem, provide appropriate solutions, and motivate the audience to act. We are not looking for passive agreement, we are looking for action – so your speech must have a call to action / actionable task. Because of this, all of your speeches will have to use either problem-solution or motivated sequence design. This speech is much more about style and emotion, using words to influence your audience to do something.
For this assignment, you need to post 3 topic ideas for your advocacy speech AND your reason for choosing each topic (1pt). Limit your reason to 100 words or less per topic idea please – no sources, just why you are passionate about that topic. You must also respond to at least 2 people (0.5 pts each), giving them feedback on their ideas (do you agree/disagree, have you ever heard of it before, have you ever taken action about this problem before, etc.).