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Preparing for a persuasive speech, the four guidelines are key steps to acquiring a speaker’s main goal. These goals considering the audience, selecting and narrowing a persuasive topic, determine your persuasive purpose, and developing main ideas as well as a central topic. These steps are useful when a speaker intends on changing the mindset of an audience or an individualThe audience is a vital key when preparing for a persuasive speech. it is challenging to persuade a certain mindset when the beliefs are different from the speaker. Thinking as a part of the different mindset helps the speaker adapt to the challenges. When preparing for a persuasive speech, the speaker must be compassionate to the audiences’ race, religion, and sexuality; for example the US is vast melting pot. What might be exceptional to a culture can be very devastating to another. Picking and choosing is essential when decide on various quotes sayings or anything that might show different meanings.

The speaker must be an effective communicator when dealing with vast diversity of cultures and races. When a speaker chooses a topic for discussion he/she has a large variety of topics. The topic chosen should be specific, picking a broad topic can be to large to handle.

Controversial issues are the best source for persuasive topics. These topics can found through the media as well as the internet. These are usually current topics, that cause steamed debates. Some controversial issues may include abortion, same sex marriage and video game violence. When choosing a controversial topic, the speaker should consider the broadness of his/her topic in order to stay focused on a central idea. A speaker should also consider their specific purpose for a persuasive speech.

Determining a persuasive purpose as a speaker, he/she intends on changing the attitudes,