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Smokey Talks Fall 2019

1st Place: Heather Winter, “New Zealand’s Proposal for Clean Water Legislation” 2nd Place: Daniel Sassone, “Humanitarian Warfare” 3rd Place: Jake […]

Jon Stewart’s Statement on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Before Watching: Be ready to pick out the individual propositions and premises in Jon Stewart’s argument. This argument will involve […]

“Treat Patients As Humans” Persuasive Outline Example

This preparation outline represents a common structure for a persuasive speech written by a student. Remember┬áthat your teacher or instructor […]

“Art In Schools” Persuasive Outline Example

This preparation outline represents a common structure for a persuasive speech. Remember that your teacher or instructor is the final […]

“Food Deserts” Informative Speech Outline

This preparation outline represents the common structure of an informative speech. Remember that your teacher or instructor is the final […]

“Best Buddies International” Informative Outline Example

This preparation outline represents the common structure of an informative speech. Remember that your teacher or instructor is the final […]

James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Debate, 1965

Before Watching: You may watch the entire debate video if you like, but we suggest beginning at 32:21 and ending […]

Andrew Bastawrous, “Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone”

Before Watching: When are visual aids most necessary in a speech? When pitching a product, policy, or idea, what examples […]

Joe Smith, “How to Use One Paper Towel”

Before Watching: Does a persuasive speech have to be loaded with information to be effective? How much information is too […]

Ronald Reagan’s Response to the Challenger Explosion, 1986

Before Watching: President Reagan addressed the United States after the nation was shaken by the explosion of the Challenger space […]