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13: Persuasive Speaking

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    After reading this chapter, the student will be able to:

    • Define persuasion;
    • Define ethos, logos, and pathos;
    • Explain the barriers to persuading an audience;
    • Construct a clear, reasonable proposition for a short classroom speech;
    • Compose an outline for a well-supported persuasive speech;
    • Analyze the audience to determine appropriate emotional and personal appeals.