Essay on Informative Speech - Barbie

940 Words Jun 17th, 2014 4 Pages
Speech Outline
To inform the audience about
Barbie Doll
March 27, 2014

I. Introduction:
A. She has had more than 80 careers in her lifetime, from a Rock Star to a paleontologist, to a Presidential candidate. Many of you in this room have probably either purchased or owned one…she is Barbie!!
B. With her good looks, charm, and charisma, she won audiences over in record time.
C. Preview of Main Points:
1. First, I will discuss the Origination of Barbie.
2. Second, I will discuss her growing popularity.
3. Finally, I will discuss what the affect she had had on little girls and what is known as Barbie backlash.
D. I have been fascinated by the history of Barbie for as long as I can remember. I have owned an
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She talked mainly about fashion and going to parties.
(6) In 1961, Ken was introduced into the world.
a. Named after Ruth’s son Kenneth.
b. He was the fictional boyfriend of Barbie (although Mattel never specified the precise nature of their relationship).
c. Similar to Barbie, he has a fantastic line of clothing and accessories.
d. Since his debut, he has held at least 40 occupations.
II. Second Main Point: The popularity Barbie has gained.
A. From the beginning to the present she is one of the hottest selling toys in the world.
1. First career was a Teenage Fashion model.
2. She expanded her fashion range with new outfits to match her growing number of more than 80 careers. (even having to go through the Pentagon to get approval for the military dolls, so there outfits were the most realistic)
3. She portrays more than 50 different nationalities and cultures.
4. She is sold in over 150 countries around the world.
5. According to barbiemedia.com 90% of girls ages 3 to 10 own a Barbie doll.
6. There are movies, coloring books, and even Halloween costumes that have been made because of Barbie.
7. Barbie’s family has also grown adding to the line of items available for purchase.
“My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be, Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.” Quoted from Ruth Handler.
B. She is a worldwide fashion muse and pop…