Public Relations

#1 - The Public Relations Speech

Time: 5 - 7 minutes

    * Prepare a talk that will build goodwill for your organization by supplying useful information of interest to the audience.

#2 - Resources for Goodwill

Time: 8 - 10 minutes

    * Research the operation and benefits of an organization or company.
    * Prepare a talk designed to build goodwill toward it by presenting factual information.
    * Analyze the common interests of your audience and focus your presentation on those interests.
    * Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience's understanding.

#3 - The Persuasive Approach

Time: 8 - 10 minutes

    * Direct a persuasive appeal to the audience's self interests using a combination of fact and emotion in a speech delivered in such a manner that it appears extemporaneous.
    * Persuade the audience to adopt your viewpoint by the use of standard persuasive techniques.

#4 - Speaking Under Fire

Time: 6 - 8 minutes for speech, 8- 10 minutes for question period

    * Prepare a talk to persuade a hostile audience at least to consider your position on a controversial issue.
    * Conduct a question-and-answer period on the speech subject.

#5 - The Media Speech

Time: 8 - 10 minutes, plus 30 seconds

    * Write a speech script behalf of a social cause.
    * Using the script, present the speech to persuade a general television audience.