Think of a topic for a speech. How would you structure the speech if you were trying to inform your audience on this topic? How would you structure the speech if you were trying to persuade them on something related to this topic?
2. Aristotle insisted that persuasion had to balance logic and ethics with emotion. What arguments have you found online that fail to follow this guideline?
3. What arguments have you been personally subjected to that failed to include one or two components of Aristotle’s Triad?
4. Tune into either FOX NEWS or CNN and wait for the first story on today’s political news. Would you consider this story to be informative or persuasive and why?