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RHCS 100: Public Speaking (HOBGOOD): Invitational Rhetoric

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What is Invitational Rhetoric?

Invitational Rhetoric is a speech format designed to invite an audience to learn about a critical controversy.  The speaker must demonstrate to the audience that the controversy is indeed critical.  This speech introduces a topic as a controversy and provides explanation of the various "sides" surrounding the topic, including the areas of contention.

In this assigned speech, the speaker will faciliate a conversation with the audience after the introduction of the controversy.  After this discussion,  the speaker will conclude with a brief summary of what appears to be the underlying issues surrounding the topic.

Choosing a Controversy