TOPIC: The beneficial effects of Zoos on the environment. Submit your topic proposal for the Speech. Include a brief summary of the topic, as well as a draft Proposition statement for the speech. TYPE OF SPEECH: Persuasive Your goal is to persuade/convince the audience to believe in something and to take some action to demonstrate the strength of their belief. Accordingly, your thesis should be stated as a proposition of public policy and you must call for a direct and specific course of action from your audience. Your speech should be based on sound reasoning and evidence, must include persuasive emotional appeals, and should display excellent credibility.