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Persuasive Speech

Persuasive speech is  to convince, to stimulate and to move the audience into action

Research the job

Learn about the place of work

Preview your skills and experience relevant to the job.

The introduction should be about your skills, experiences  related to the job that gets the attention

The specific purpose should  have a general-purpose, the audience, and the objective



The target audience is the people you are aiming to pursue. They may be the HR personal, the Department supervisor, and people who are currently doing the work. Tying the audience in some way can make them agree with you.  Analyzing the audience and predicting their behavior will help persuade them in a positive direction.  Understanding the audience and their needs are important to convince them.  Knowing their needs and job requirements beforehand helps tailor the presentation.  the Anticipate potential negative response and be ready to negotiate positively. Do not lie to the audience. Know illegal interview questions and be ready with positive answers.



Articulate in a confident  voice is important.

Words like, establish, suggest, Must, have to, however, intention crucial elaborate can be used when presenting an idea or self. It

Is important that vocabulary boosts distinctiveness


EXAMPLE: Interview

In an interview, one needs to pursue the audience to consider giving them a chance. So here the learner will use himself and his skills as a subject matter of his persuasion.

key Points for the Interview

One needs to know some of the illegal questions that can be asked. examples are

Illegal questions in the interview

Are you the US. Citizen?

Answer: I am authorized to work in the USA

How will you handle children?

Possible answer: I have nothing in my personal life  that would prevent me from working


Visual Aid

A resume. 

Cover Letter, 

Reference letter

and  a portfolio of work samples 

example- List of creative recopies

Models of the cars worked

Thesis statement

Your thesis statement  should contain your skills, experience, and problem-solving skills

The structure should be one or two sentences.


Example: My strong fluency in Spanish and English along with my cooking skills would be an asset to the restaurant. 


Organizing ideas to present

Your speculation means to influence, modify, reinforce the listener’s attitude to change their behavior.

The claim and proof method is used to prove the usefulness of the proposition.

example; showing the skill and how it can solve the employer's problem

Problem /solution method  demonstrates an existing problem  and shows solutions

This organization skill needs some extra research on the employer and identifies their problems. this will also help the employee to see how one can fit in the job.

Motivated sequence to show the problem and ask the listener to take action to solve the problem

In this method, the employee needs to pursue the employer with  his skill set to hire him

Criteria  satisfaction  is  a step by step  proving method for a proposition

Understanding the employer needs is helpful to make them act


Supporting evidence

Persuasive topics always need a piece of supporting evidence. To gather the supporting evidence one needs to do the research. While doing research one needs to have the list of options, a consistent method of creating notes, a way to add mention the resources for the evidence.

For a job interview, recommendation letters can be considered as a piece of supporting evidence. Researching about the job or the company also be great supporting evidence.


List  opposing points

 For persuasion to succeed in an interview a need has to be fulfilled.  The speaker should analyze these needs before the interview. At the interview, you hold the interviewer's attention to demonstrate their need and your solution. Give an idea of your solutions so the interviewer can visualize the solution. Persuade the audience to reach for the solution by using your skills.


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