I hope all of your writing projects are going well this June. It’s been a few months since I last published a post here, and I’m happy to finally be back.
While I was away, I was making a new video, and I just uploaded it to YouTube:
You can click on the CC button for subtitles. In this video, I look at a persuasive speech outline called the Motivated Sequence created by psychologist Alan H. Monroe.
I first learned this structure when I was competing in a speech and debate league back in high school. It was extremely effective at grabbing the attention of the audience and inspiring them to action.
Since then, I’ve continued to use it for articles and essays and have taught it to many writing students who were working on persuasive essays and speeches. And I’ve been wanting to share it here on the blog for quite a while! I hope you find it helpful.
If you enjoy the video, be sure to give it a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribe to the channel. This lets me know that you found the video helpful and also encourages YouTube to share it with more people on the platform. Thank you!
**RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO**:
- 📚 Principles of Speech eBook by Alan H. Monroe: https://archive.org/details/principlesofspeemonr
- 📚 Paperback copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xQEyDL
- 🎙Full Text of “I Have a Dream”: https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety
- 📝 2015 study on Attention Span: https://time.com/3858309/attention-spans-goldfish/
- 🎥 My Video about Four Powerful Persuasive Techniques: https://youtu.be/h2Zx6oBolZY
- 📬 My email newsletter, The Inkwell: https://nicolebianchi.com/newsletter/