Informative Outline About Coco Chanel Essay

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Informative Presentation Outline


Fundamentals of Oral Communication


Topic: Coco Chanel
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech the audience will know better about Coco Chanel.
Thesis: Coco Chanel brought the world of high fashion to the masses.

Introduction
I. Does anyone know what this logo is?
A. I am assuming most of women in this room know what this is.
B. This is Chanel logo, one of the most famous fashion brand in the world.
C. A lot of women know Chanel and they are fascinated of Chanel products, but how many people know about Coco Chanel, the first designer of Chanel?
II. Today, I am going to inform my audience about who Coco Chanel was, and her famous fashion
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Baughman (Ed.), 2001).
d. In that year she also moved into couture, designing dresses, skirts, and sweaters in jersey, a fabric not previously used in the French fashion houses (J. Baughman (Ed.), 2001).
B. She was the first woman to start a cosmetics line and the first to have a perfume named after her (Brownell, 2009).
C. Coco Chanel’s real name is Gabrielle Chanel.
1. After she left the orphanage, she sang during evening concerts at a fashionable café called La Rotonde.
2. According to a quotation from a book “A Woman of Her Own” by Axel Madsen, “The only cabaret songs she knew besides “Qui qu’a vu Coco?” was “Ko ko ri ko” (Madsen, 26).
3. She earned her nickname ‘Coco’ from the songs that she sang at the café.
Transition: Now that I’ve talked about who Coco Chanel was, now I will discuss her famous fashion product lines.
II. What are her famous fashion product lines?
A. Chanel No. 5 is one of the most prestigious scents in the world (J. Baughman (Ed.), 2001)
1. According to “The Secret of Chanel No. 5”, Chanel No.5 is sold in nearly every country
2. One bottle is sold every 30 seconds (The Secret of Chanel No.5).
3. More than 100 million dollars is made each year of this perfume (The Secret of Chanel No.5).
B. Coco Chanel’s “The Little Black dress” is thought to be element to the world of women’s fashion.
1. Almost a century after its real birthday in 1925, the Little Black Dress…