Persuasive Speech Outline Essay

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Persuasive Speech Outline (Using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence)

Topic: Voting in Election
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to vote in democratic elections to voice out their opinions and beliefs regardless of their background, to decide for their future, and to preserve the essence of democracy.

Attention: * Provide a vivid description of people struggling to fight for their voting rights in certain countries. * Share relevant facts /statistics of how a small number of votes could have change the course of history in certain countries:

I. In year 1867, one vote gave United States the state of Alaska. The 1867 purchase of Alaska was approved by the Senate of America by the margin of just one vote- paving the way
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The more a government is responsive to its citizens' wishes, the more likely the agents of government will feel a counterbalance to the temptations of corruption. Moreover, the existence of a free press provides an important mediator for public opinion. It can discover and document instances of corruption and reveal them to sizable populations. That can be a powerful deterrent.

B. Democracy reduces poverty and inequalities.
If all the state’s resources are being diverted through corruption, there are no resources left to be used for basic infra­structure, let alone social programs.
In a democratic country, the media and the civil society are encouraged to expose corruption and educate the public and policy makers about the socioeconomic conditions of citizens (Abente&Gyimah-Boadi, 2008).

C. Democracy leads to a better, more efficient government. * Democracy prevents monopoly of the ruling authority. The ruling party has to make sure it works for its people for it cannot remain being the authority after completing its term unless re-elected by the people.This brings in a feeling of obligation towards the citizensand a feeling of gratefulness towards the people. It can serve as their motivation to work for the people for it is the common masses. * Governments that are accountable to the public are less likely to deprive their citizens of human rights. Democracies tend to enjoy greater prosperity over

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