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Review the video of the persuasive speech that you delivered in Unit 3 as well as the feedback that you have received.

Take notes as you review the video and the feedback, considering edits that you should make to your speech.

Based on your notes, revise your speech, adjusting the content, language, and approach to delivery as needed.

Think of an effective way to incorporate at least one visual aid that will be relevant to your purpose and message and will enhance your speech.

Create a new set of notes or bullet points that you can refer to while filming your speech.

Practice presenting your speech, focusing on your voice, your nonverbal communication, and your use of one or more visual aids. Aim for a speech 3-5 minutes in length.

Before filming, review the rubric to ensure that you understand how you will be evaluated.

Film yourself presenting the speech. Be sure that you can be easily seen and heard, and direct your speech to the camera.

Review your video, be sure that you can be easily seen and heard, and that you have directed your speech to the camera. Refilm as needed.

Review the checklist and requirements to ensure that your Touchstone is complete.

Upload your video using the blue button at the top of this page.

Touchstone Support Videos
Using your Voice
Communicating Nonverbally
Filming your Speech

Submission checklist
_ I have reviewed my Unit 3 speech.
_ I have read all of the feedback that I received on my Unit 3 speech.
_ I have incorporated the feedback to improve my speech.
_ I have filmed a video of myself presenting my speech.
_ I incorporated at least one visual aid in my speech.
_ The video of my speech is 3 to 5 minutes in length.
_ I have reviewed the video and I can be easily heard and seen.
_ In my speech, I am focused on connecting with the audience, only looking at my notes occasionally.
_ I have adhered to all the requirements.
_ I have read through the rubric and I understand how my Touchstone will be evaluated.


All video content must be appropriate for an academic context.
Speech must be original and written for this assignment; plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Video is 3 to 5 minutes in length.
Your video submission should include your name and the date.
Name: Sean Williams
Date: March 28, 2021
Video URL:  IMG_0451 (1).MOV

Touchstone 3 Rubric and Feedback

Rubric Category




Good start here! The Speech structure meets all the requirements however some support is missing, or one element of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence is not represented. The Action step of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence was missing, and the summary was weak.




Good job! The speech took a clear stance on an issue and the arguments and approach were consistently persuasive in nature. My only suggestion here would be to add verbal source citations to your empirical support.



Use of Appeals

The speech only contained one type of appeal (logos.) It lacked appeals to ethos and pathos. It might be helpful to refer to the “Using Appeals in Persuasive Speaking” section of Unit 3 to review this.


Needs Substantial Revision

Balance of Appeals

The speech contained one type of appeal effectively, however the other appeals were underused, used ineffectively, or absent. Please see my comments above.


Needs Improvement


You have a good start here. The language was predominantly clear and appropriate to the audience, generally helping the audience connect with the speaker and the topic. However, your arguments would be more persuasive if you used language that reflected the severity of the problem and the urgent need to solve it.



Overall Score:



Dear Sean,

Thank you for submitting Touchstone #3. You are making progress on your speech. You took a stand on an issue and had good empirical evidence. In preparing for your final Touchstone there are several things you should do:
1. Strengthen the conclusion by adding the Action step of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence and a stronger summary.
2. Add appeals to ethos and pathos.
3. Provide verbal citations for your sources.
4. Use language that reflected the severity of the problem and the urgent need to solve it.

It’s important to keep in mind that your incorporation of this feedback into Touchstone #4 will be worth
one-third (1/3) of your grade for that speech.
Finally, please remember that
for Touchstone #4, you will need to use a visual aid
. Congratulations on passing Touchstone #3! I look forward to seeing more of your work.
E.D. Grayden

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