Apply Monroe’s Motivated Sequence to a real-world scenario that requires persuasion. Describe how each step is essential to the overall persuasive message
Attention (hook): French philosopher Voltaire was translated by Evelyn Beatrice Hall as having said: “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Need: The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed Ivy League schools to find that roughly twenty percent of students would request sanctions on free speech on campus
Satisfaction: Freedom of speech is a primary right in the United States because it protects the right to thought and expression, outside of threats, that should be respected for its insightful approach.
Visualization: Imagine a world where we learn to embrace freedom of thought through recognition that speech is a conduit to meaningful understanding about the person speaking, for better or worse.
Action: Even in we disagree, defend freedom of speech for everyone’s sake!
Hall, E. B. (2019). The life of Voltaire. Good Press.
Kerr, E. (2018). College Students Want Free Speech- Sort of. Chronicle of Higher education. Retrieved from https://www.chronicle.com/article/college-students-want-free-speech-sort-of/