Theories of Persuasion

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PSYC 2016: COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY

SEMESTER 2 2011 – 2012

Tutor: Mr. Carl King

Group Assignment 1

Carl-Anne Bradshaw - #409000685
Lianne Deukett - #408000368
Kavita Singh - #408003485

Introduction
Many times we listen to speeches or appeals that play on our emotions or cause us to deeply reflect and analyze ourselves, our beliefs and what we perceive as either right or wrong. This is the power behind persuasive speech. According to the University of Pittsburg, Persuasive speech is the most commonly used type of speech. The speaker should be able to connect with his/her audience. Therefore, the speaker should be aware of what the audience likes or prefers.
The following paper seeks to explore some of the main theories
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Good evening concerned citizens of Barbados. We are all here because we share a dream and that is to make Barbados a safe haven for its citizens, to provide housing for all not just the wealthy, and to preserve the beauty that this country has been blessed with in order to encourage visitors to our island.
Ladies and gentlemen I am a representative of the Peoples Empowerment Party and I am here to tell you that this is not just a dream. If we are elected we will not only fulfill our manifesto but exceed it. I know that at this time the problem foremost in your mind is jobs! Without jobs we cannot eat, we cannot clothe our children and send them to school. Our first priority when we are elected to government is to provide in the region of 600 jobs in various sectors. We will do this by jumpstarting a number of projects that have been in the works for a while but due to the economy have been stalled. Through our housing project we will be able to provide approximately 400 jobs for the citizens of Barbados. Also we are looking into a costal conservation project that will open other job opportunities. We believe it is vital to employ the hardworking people of this country to allow them to regain their sense of pride and
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