Step 8: Talk It Up

Lesson Plan


To get support for an issue, you have to be able to talk about it—and in this step, students learn how to do that effectively. By developing and practicing both an elevator speech and a set of talking points, students come away prepared to persuade.

This resource was created with support from the National Association of Counties.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The student will:

  • Draft an “elevator speech” about their issue
  • Develop talking points to support their issue
  • Adapt their elevator speech and talking points to various situations