Writing a Monroe's Motivated Sequence Outline

A successful step-by-step process for calling audience to action, is commonly called Monroe's Motivated Sequence. It consists of five areas or steps: 1) Grab the audience's attention. 2) Establish the need. 3) Explain how to satisfy the need. 4) Show the benefits of your solution. 5) Call your audience to action.
 

It is easy to write a Monroe's Motivated Sequence speech Outline in Pops!

To learn how to use outline builder, see this article.


Start with your Plan:

Speech Goal: To motivate the audience into action.

Main Point 1: Plan how you are going to communicate the need for action.

Main Point 2: Plan what satisfies (or solves) that need.

Main Point 3: Plan how you are going to visualize your solution for the audience.

 

Next, start to Build your speech:


Introduction:

Attention Getting Device

Relevance

Sub-subpoints (if needed)

Credibility

Sub-subpoints (if needed)


Thesis/Preview:

Thesis

Preview

Sub-subpoints (if needed)


Transition 1:

Transition to Main Point 1


Main Point 1:

I. Need Statement

A. Need Example

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

B. Need Ramification

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

C. Need/Audience Relationship

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)


Transition 2:

Transition to Main Point 2


Main Point 2:

II. Satisfaction Statement

A. Satisfaction Example

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

B. Satisfaction Demonstration

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

C. Satisfaction Reference

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

D. Satisfaction Audience Objections

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)


Transition 3:

Transition to Main Point 3


Main Point 3:

II. Visualization Statement

A. Visualization Positive Example

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)

B. Visualization Negative Example

1. Sub-subpoints (if needed)


Transition to Conclusion:

Transition to Conclusion


Conclusion:

Action Statement

Summary of Need

Sub-subpoints (if needed)

Restatement of Thesis

Sub-subpoints (if needed)

Memorable Closing (Reference the Action Statement)

Sub-subpoints (if needed)


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