Asking for a raise You are asking for a raise. Consider your audience to be your supervisor. Prepare a 2-4 min speech on how you would ask for a raise. Prepare statistics and facts. See video on persuasive speech. · Include an introduction. · 3 reasons why you merit a raise. · Ask for the raise. Consider: · your knowledge of the job to present why you merit the raise. • your speaking notes (key words on a note card – do NOT read) • an outline to give to me before you speak so that I have something to follow along while listening and writing notes. Be sure to have statistics and data to support the ask. REMINDER: You are asking for a raise NOT telling us how to. Pretend you are talking to your boss.