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Rogerian Speech Discussion
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Recall the two presidential speeches that were given by both President Obama and President Reagan, respectively:

 

Obama, Barack. “The American Promise.” American Rhetoric. n.d. Web. Jan. 6, 2012.

 

Reagan, Ronald. “Acceptance of Republican Nomination for President at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan.” American Experience. PBS. WGBH Educational Foundation. n.d. Web. Jan. 6, 2012.

 

 

Note that these two presidents used the Rogerian method of argumentation to not only win over those who agreed with their viewpoints, but also to win over those who held different views.

 

Think about a national or international issue that matters to you and write your own speech for that issue, using the Rogerian style of argumentation.  How would you win over the other side?  You don’t need to use citations, but please do not create statistics or ‘facts.’  You might also find this video on the Rogerian form helpful:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9knvRXU8zQ&feature=youtu.be. 

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