This is a persuasive speech work. It should be containing 3 parts.
1. Persuasive speech outlines,
2. The contents of body of the Persuasive speech (matching the Persuasive speech outlines, including Transition) (it means, other than the outline, a separate page for the body that is the contents of this speech)
3. Works Cite Page (Using MLA format, 3 sources).
My selected topic is We Should Increase Gun Control to Increase Safety
General Subject: Gun Control
Specific Subject: Problems and solutions regarding the Gun Control
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Audience-centered Purpose: After hearing my speech, members of the audience should be able to describe the problems and solutions regarding the Gun Control.
The speech required:
1. Submit an accurate outline, following instructions,
including an MLA model of bibliographic entries.
2. Have an effective introduction. (Attention, rapport,
3. Use a logical development of main ideas in speech body
supported by examples, analogies, authority, etc.
4. Use skillful transitions to connect ideas.
5. Have a convincing conclusion. (Cue, review, memorable closing)
6. Use correct grammar.
7. Establish positive ethos through the citing of sources.
8. Express ideas clearly and fluently.
9. Conform to time limit (3-5 min) (No more than 700 woeds)
The following is the
OUTLINE FORMAT FOR PERSUASIVE SPEECH
General Subject: ____________________________
Specific Subject :_( redundant touchstone #1)—problem(s) and solution(s)_____
General Purpose: to persuade__
Specific Audience-centered Purpose: After hearing my speech, members of the audience should be able to __(redundant touchstone #2)—problem(s) and solution(s)__________________.
A. Attention Step: (story, startling statistics, quotation, rhetorical question with follow-up, etc.)
B. Rapport Step: (common experience)
C. Credibility Step: (serves as credibility only if a specific source is referenced)
D. Preview Step: (redundant touchstone #3)—problem(s) and solution(s)
II. Body (redundant touchstone #4)
A. Describe the situation (Include these words on the outline)
B. Evaluate the situation as a problem
C. Propose a solution
D. Argue for the solution
B. Review: (redundant touchstone #5)
C. Memorable Closing: (story, startling statistics, quotation, rhetorical question with follow-
This is an example:
OUTLINE FORMAT FOR PERSUASIVE SPEECH
General Subject:__Anabolic steriods_________________
Specific Subject:_(redundant touchstone #1)—Problems and solutions
regarding the taking of anabolic
General Purpose:_to persuade__
Specific Audience-centered Purpose: After hearing my speech,
members of the audience should be able to __(redundant
touchstone #2)—describe the problems and solutions regarding the
taking of anabolic
A. Attention Step: I was reading a report about anabolic steroid
abuse in a National Institute on Drug Abuse research series and
found that anabolic steroids
were developed in the late 1930s
primarily to treat hypogondism, a condition in which the testes
do not produce sufficient testosterone for normal growth,
development, and sexual functioning. I also found that the
primary medical uses of these compounds are to treat delayed
puberty, some types of impotence, and wasting of the body
caused by HIV infection or other diseases.
B. Rapport Step: (common experience) It was from this early abuse by a narrow group of athletes that the abuse spread to other sports to such an extent that it began to affect the outcome of athletic competitions. Just recently you may have read about Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones admitting to steroid
abuse and being forced to give up her medals. And, she is just one among many celebrity athletes who have been caught taking a short-cut to superior performance. The National Institute on Drub Abuse reports that anabolic steroid
use among athletes may range from one to six percent.
C. Credibility Step: The report also connected some of the dots for me regarding the history of anabolic steroid
abuse. When scientists in the 1930s discovered that these steroids
could facilitate growth of skeletal muscle in laboratory animals, bodybuilders and weightlifters began to use the drugs.
D. Preview Step: (redundant touchstone #3)—The abuse of
has become widespread in our society creating
major problems that we must solve. It’s those problems and
solutions that I will address today. (problems and solutions)
II. Body (redundant touchstone #4)
A Describe the situation (Include these words on the outline)
1. Why do people abuse anabolic steroids
a. For improving athletic performance
b. For improving muscle size
c. For risk taking
2. How are anabolic steroids
(Transition) Matt (or other name of member of audience) might be thinking “Well, if anabolic steroids
can improve athletic performance and improve muscle size, as long as competitions are not involved, what’s the big deal? Aside from the ethical
issue of having the potential to change the outcome of an
athletic competition, steroid
abuse is a big deal because of the
serious health consequences, changes in behavior, and severe
B. Evaluate the situation as a problem:
1. Health consequences
a. Hormonal system
b. Musculoskeletal system
c. Cardiovascular system
2. Behavioral changes
a. Irritability and aggression
b. Increased drug use to counteract negative behaviors
3. Withdrawal symptoms
a. Mood swings
d. Loss of appetite
f. Reduced sex drive
(Transition) We’ve all heard the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; therefore, what can be done to prevent steroid
C. Propose a solution: ATLAS program (The Adolescents
Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids
1. Teach students risks and benefits of anabolic steroid
2. Provide nutrition and weight training alternatives
3. Teach students how to refuse offers of drugs
(Transition) Jennifer (or other name of member of audience) may be wondering “Just how do you know these solutions will work?”
D. Argue for the solution: One-year results
1. Half the incidence of new steroid
2. Less abuse of alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, and
3. Less abuse of “athletic enhancing” supplements
4. Less likelihood of engaging in hazardous substance abuse
behaviors such a drinking and driving
5. Increased protection against steroid
and other substance abuse
A Cue: In conclusion,
B Review: (redundant touchstone #5) please remember these problems and solutions regarding the abuse of anabolic steroids
. In today’s consumer market, we all understand that we usually get what we pay for. The short cut and cheap approach to superior athletic performance and greater muscle size can result in major health problems, behavioral changes, and severe withdrawal symptoms for those who try to stop.
C Memorable Closing: (story, startling statistics, quotation, rhetorical question with follow-up, etc.) We heard during one of our informative speeches some good advice from former
U. S. President Thomas Jefferson: “Every generation needs its
own revolution.” Let’s let one of our revolutions be ATLAS,
the Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids
Let’s let our revolution be a revolution of investing in the good old
fashioned secret for success—earning it.
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