a persuasive research speech of 5 to 6 minutes on a current topic of debate or discussion. Once again, use of a visual aid is required. Your goal, unlike previous speeches, is to explain your stand on a question of value or policy and argue that your stand is the one we should adopt to some degree. In other words, you should justify your position on a topic. You should develop your speech making good use of logic/reasoning, emotional appeals, and credibility. Examples include: capital punishment is morally right/wrong, gun control is beneficial/detrimental to society, deporting undocumented workers is morally right/wrong, etc.