Persuasive Speech Outline


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Write a 5-7 minute persuasive speech about persuading an audience to stop purchasing items online and support "brick and mortar" businesses.

Please refer to the outlines as a guide.

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Speech Outline Title: Speaker: Specific Purpose: Date: Introduction: 1. Attention Getter: 2. Central Idea: 3. Credibility Statement: 4. Preview of Points: Body: 1. Main Point 1: a. b. c. Transition: 2. Main Point 1: a. b. c. Transition: 3. Main Point 1: a. b. c. Conclusion: 1. Summary: 2. Review: 3. Tie to the Introduction: 4. Creative Conclusion Thought: Works Cited Persuasive Speech Title: Re-use it or lose it Speaker: Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to use re-usable water bottles more often. 1. Introduction: Ask everyone to take out their water bottles. a. Attention Getter: It’s 12:30pm in the afternoon and you’re thirsty as you can ever be. You haven’t had a sip of water, so you’re quenching for that cold, refreshing water to hit your throat. You go to the store, open up the freezer and grab that 99 cent water bottle and enjoy your purchase. b. Establishment of Ethos: According to Kamloops Daily News in British Columbia October 20th, 2011, the water bottles in this room, right now as I speak, will take over 1,000 years to decomposed or be renewed.(Daily News)) People all over the world, including college students like us, open up water bottles, finished them and just throw them away in the trash can. In fact, according the Container Recycling Institute, the number of plastic bottles that have been landfilled, littered and incinerated in the United States so far is about 106 billion strong and counting. (CRI) Although we might think we’re doing our part by buying “Greener” plastic containers or even recycling once in a while, It is clear that we are not doing our part in sustaining our world, including myself. c. Thematic Statement: As an alternative to drinking out of water bottles, we need to further our transition from buying plastic water bottles to staying committed to using reusable water containers and stop buying plastic water bottles. d. Preview: So today, we will first discuss negative effects water bottles have on our environment, secondly I will explain some potential solutions, and lastly look at what others are doing around the world. (Transition: Now let’s talk about some of the harms of plastic water bottles we face today.) 2. Need a. When drinking water bottles, 3 out of 4 of us directly throw it away after use. i. This shows that we’re not taking the steps to properly recycle our containers at recycling sites. (Reuseit) b. Secondly, we’re being fooled with companies selling “Greener” plastic water bottles. i. For those who do recycle plastic water bottles properly, they’re still ending in landfills taking up space. c. Thirdly, the water we’re drinking out of water bottles is just the same as tap water, in fact, it might be worse. i. In 2008, a group of scientists ran its own test of 10 different brands of bottled water finding chemicals like arsenic (a poison), fecal coliform, strontium, (a radioactive element), and 37 other chemicals. ii. The tap water goes through regular testing making it safe to drink and these water bottles do not. iii. Recently, and we’re talking last week, the company "Aquafina" had the abbreviated letters PWS stamped on the side. These letters stood for Public Water Source, meaning tap water. One quarter of the bottled water sold in the U.S. and Canada is actual tap water. (Daily News) (Internal Summary: The evidence clearly shows that when drinking out of plastic water bottle, we’re not quite thinking about the consequences to our actions.) (Transition: Now that we’ve talked about some of the problems with using plastic water bottles, we can pour ourselves a solution today.) 3. Satisfaction a. Going out and buying a reusable water container not only saves you some cash, but we also do our part with avoiding the use of plastic water bottles and saving our landfills and our Earth so much trash. b. According to, most reusable water bottles cost $5 and 25. i. Buying and using a reusable water bottle filled with tap water instead of buying bottled water saves you money short and long term. ii. In fact, reports that bottled water can cost up to 10,000 as much per gallon as tap water. (Livestrong) c. We can fill these reusable water bottles with tap water rather than bottled or purified water. i. The Environmental Protection Agency carefully regulates all tap water in the United States. ii. It’s perfectly safe to drink and it costs nothing to refill these reusable bottles up. (Livestrong) d. Also, when using a reusable water container, you help reduce the production of bottled beverages and therefore the landfill and recycling burden of the bottles. i. Not using plastic means no plastic in the landfills. (Livestrong) (Internal Summary: With these ideas to keep in mind, we can still better our transition to using reusable water bottles more.) (Transition: Although using reusable water bottles have always been an option, what are people doing to further solidify the use of them?) 4. Visualization a. Across the country, most recently in Minnesota, college campuses have imposed bans on the sale of bottled water because of its redundancy when the availability of tap water is considered. ( hottopics/lnacademic/?) (The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio) i. They’re not prohibiting bans, rather they’re not selling plastic water bottles in the schools and might be offering incentives to students using reusable containers for water or coffee. b. 800 restaurants and cafes nationwide that have agreed to give people with reusable bottles free water refills.( lnacademic/?)( USA Today) i. So instead of buying a drink or a water bottle at your fast-food restaurant, we can fill up our reusable water bottles at the drinking fountains instead and save money in the short and long term. c. Schools like Penn State New Kensington have installing water bottle refilling stations. i. The new drinking fountains, known hydration stations, are expected to decrease the use of plastic bottles, and alleviate the amount of trash that winds up in landfills. ii. Instead of purchasing bottles of water, they are encouraging students, faculty and staff to bring refillable drinking containers to campus iii.When a water bottle is placed under the dispenser, an electronic sensor detects the bottle and chilled, filtered water fills the container. iv. In addition, each water station includes a digital counter that displays how many 16-ounce water bottles have been filled and saved from the landfill. v. As of March 31, after three weeks of operation, the New Kensington campus prevented the demise of nearly 3,200 disposable containers. ( (Penn State New Kensington) (Internal Summary: With many steps being taken by others to help avoid using plastic water bottles, companies all over the United States are doing their part in going green.) (Transition to conclusion: Now that I have offered fresh alternatives and a wider range of support across the nation, we can do our part by purchasing a reusable water bottle today and joining the movement.) 5. Action: a. Summarize and Review taking action: When we use plastic water bottles, we’re not taking the appropriate steps to recycle them and even when we do, billions of plastic water bottles end up in landfills and take thousands of years to decompose and be renewed. However, we still have a chance to better our world with using reusable water bottles. Going out and buying a reusable water container not only saves you some cash, but we also do our part with avoiding the use of plastic water bottles and saving our landfills and our Earth so much trash. With support from schools issuing bans and installing Hydration Stations, it’s becoming clearer that this issue isn’t as hard to address than we think. b. Tie to introduction: Hopefully next time when everyone here is thirsty, you will reconsider buying plastic water bottles and fill up a reusable water bottle instead. Let the water bottles you have today be the last for the day. Even avoiding buying another water bottle in any given day makes a difference. c. Creative Concluding thought: The change begins today. When you walk in a store, ready to buy another 35 pack of plastic water bottles, just think that you have water that’s equally good at your kitchen faucet, at no cost to you. ...
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Persuasive Speech

Title: Stop purchasing items online and support “brick and mortar” business

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to stop purchasing items online and support “brick
and mortar” business.

1. Attention Getter: Conmen!! Conmen!! Conmen!! Who has ever been conned in this
world of online. Definitely we can’t miss one or more victims of such act. You commit
you money to a person you have no idea of who you have never meet before in the name
of online business.
2. Central Idea: The paramount idea here is to stop purchasing product sold via the online
platforms and support the idea of brick and mortar business which involve physical
meeting of you as the buyer and the seller of the product. You get your product,
scrutinize it and if satisfied you purchase it.
3. Credibility Statement: Person to person encounter creates trust and confidence to both
parties i...

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