For this assignment, you will prepare and write a delivery outline for a persuasive or informational speech. Objectives: Engage in the first six steps of preparing a speech, including selecting a topic, analyzing your audience, researching your topic, collecting supporting materials, developing main points, and organizing your speech materials. Practice the final four steps of preparing a speech, including wording a speech, constructing a delivery outline, and rehearsing a speech. Instructions: Review the steps for preparing and delivering an effective speech that you explored in the textbook and in the learning activities. Prepare a four to six page persuasive or informational essay on a topic of your choice. Essay (Word document) Use the following checklist to ensure that your speech is effective: Choose a topic that is relevant and interesting to your audience, with a clear purpose. Ensure that you adequately research your topic. Include an introduction that gains attention and orients the audience. Be sure that your speech is clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful. Be sure that each main point is supported adequately. Create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy. Be sure that your conclusion summarizes your thesis and provides closure.