Iq Persuasive Speech Outline

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Persuasive presentation outline by Dilyara Uvasheva
Title
Significance of IQ is overestimated: EQ can matter even more
Purpose
To convince the audience to take the side of emotional intelligence being more important than human intelligence in the EQ vs. IQ debate

I. Introduction

A. Attention getter: I am here today to share with you the idea that goes against the social convention. It completely breaks the stereotypes that in order to be successful in life, one must be highly intelligent, therefore have high IQ score. Yes, there is a correlation between how smart you are and your success, but its significance is overestimated far from its reality.

B. Background: In 1983 Howard Gardner, developmental psychologist from Harvard, proposed the theory of multiple intelligences. Among those types there are human intelligence
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Preview:
1. Low EI can lead to unemployment
2. Successful career is often characteristic for people with high EQ score
3. Strong correlation between leadership and EI

II. Long-term unemployment as a cause of low EI (Bar-On, 1997)

A. Study of unemployed individuals
81 chronically unemployed individuals who have had an unusually low EQ scores
B. Influence of human intelligence on employment
Human intelligence is a technical expertise of a person, but high IQ does not guarantee promotion or leadership position.
Signpost – Since human intelligence does not predict success, ‘then what does’ you ask yourselves. It is actually an easy question to answer with the following part of my speech.

III. EI distinguishes those who are most likely and capable of getting top positions at work (Poskey, 2013).
A. Certain features of an employee with high EQ
1. Effective communication
2. Management skills
3. Adaptability
B. Positive outcomes of those features
1. Resolving stress/problems at work
2. Sustaining good relationships with co-workers
3. Persuading others
4. Making clear and sound judgments (being rational)
5. Good teamwork and

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