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.