Persuasive Speaking

Persuasive speaking

A. Techniques of Speaking

  1. Tips from Toastmasters

  2. Elements of Speaking

  3. Presentation ideas

  4. Narrative power

B. Types of Speeches

  1. Organizing Speech (Trunk Speech)

  2. Mobilizing speech (Moving sympathetic audience into action)

C. Sample Slide Shows

  1. Slide Show general audience (Organizing type of talk, exposition of need)

  2. Slide show Oregon path to universal health care (Mobilizing talk, action oriented)

D. HCAO messaging, facts,

  1. Three Questions, Nine Answers about Health Care

  2. Facts you can use to show how your story typifies the U.S. health care system.

  3. Flash cards to practice recalling facts you may want to use.

  4. The RAND Study

E. Logistics of giving HCAO talks

F. Strategic Advocacy: Organize vs Mobilize

1. Spectrum of Allies/Opponents

a. Seek common ground

b. Battle of the Story

c. Shift the spectrum

2. Special groups

a. Business

b. Unions

Facilitators of April 29, 2017 Persuasive Speaking Session, Portland, Oregon:

Larry Steward PhD, Professor of Communication, retired, Portland State University

Hyung Nam, Chair, Education Committee HCAO

Cliff Goldman, Speakers’ Bureau leader, HCAO Portland Metro area.

Sam Metz MD, Physicians for a National Health Program, Portland Metro area

Mike Huntington MD, Speakers Bureau Chair HCAO, PNHP Corvallis


Persuasive Speaking videos

Published on May 3, 2017
Sam Metz, MD, retired anesthesiologist from Portland, Oregon, gives his "3 Questions, 9 Answers" talk about how to meet the listener at her/his level of understanding about our health care system. He then adds the evidence in a step-wise fashion to move the listener toward the conclusion that universal improved Medicare for All or another form of single payer health care is the best solution to our dysfunctional health care system.

Published on May 4, 2017
Tax payers are getting "ripped off" by our health care system with its multiple risk pools. The tax-payer pays for all the high risk pools: all people (Medicare), poor people (with more illness because of social determinants), veterans (with higher health care needs because of service related disabilities and other adverse social determinants), Indian health service (also with higher health care needs). Then the taxpayer subsidizes insurance companies to handle finances for healthcare for the healthiest segment of the population. Because business expense for employee health care benefits are tax deductible there is a large loss of revenue to the federal government. To make matters worse providers face and overhead of $86,000 per physician justify battles with insurance industry. The taxpayer is getting ripped off.

Persuasive Speaking PowerPoint Presentations

To open the presentation, click on the 1st slide, then "View" and then "Present."

General HCAO Slide-Show

HCAO Legislative History

Other Resources



For Facts and Research prior to 2017, go HERE