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Persuasion Speech Essay

  • Submitted by: carleejenkins
  • on February 2, 2014
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 858 words

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Caleb Lee
Public Speaking
Preparation Outline

General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience not to speed because of the dangers.
Central Idea:   Speeding is a dangerous and expensive aspect of driving.

  I. How many times have you been out on a Saturday night, just hanging out with friends, when all of a sudden the driver punches it and takes off as if you were the fire department, responding to a call?
  II. Nobody can deny that going fast in a car is fun, however, in recent statistics that were a result of speeding, nearly 42,000 people were killed and nearly 3.2 million were injured at a cost of over 150 billion.
  III. From my personal experience I can say that speeding is a bad action in many ways.
  A. Today I am going to be explaining why speed is so bad.
  IV. It causes car accidents, tickets, insurances rates to rise, and it has a negative impact on fuel economy.

Let’s start with accidents
  I. Car accidents are a major problem, and over the past few years, numbers have increased dramatically.
  A. Car accidents in general and especially those resulting from driving fast have many undesirable consequences; the most obvious one is losing a life.
  B. A person could be risking his or her own life for the sake of a few moments of pleasure.
  1. Making a decision to risk your life is one thing, but to risk the lives of others are just unacceptable.  
  C. A person could keep his life after a car accident, but would cause himself severe injury, such as losing a limb, the ability to not function normally, certain scars on the body, and even disfiguration.
  D. According to studies, speeding is the most important factor to nearly 35% of auto accidents.

Next on the list is a ticket.
  II. Aside from the safety factor of slowing down, it has also been established that majority of speeders occasionally reduce their speeds after receiving speeding tickets.
  A. According to study a done by the...

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