Essay about Informative Speech Outline About Music

809 Words Jul 27th, 2011 4 Pages
Coms 103: Informative Speech Outline

Specific Purpose: My audience will learn why music is healthy and beneficial to your health
Thesis Statement: Music is an essential part of our lives and is important to the development and health of your body.

Introduction
I. Attention Getter: (Start speech by playing music, turning lights off, dancing a little?) So we all listen to music, it’s apart of our everyday lives. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said they cant stand music.. and if I ever did I would call them out for lying.
II. Audience Relevance: If your like me you cant go a day without listening to music and even when your not songs are usually flowing in your head. When your walking to class, getting ready to go out,
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Body
I. Music Therapy:
a. Music can be the best form of stress relief (if you actually enjoy listening to it)
b. Music has been used by therapists to rehabilitate
i. Has been proven to induce your brains levels of serotonin, dopamine and melatonin (feel good chemicals)
ii. Can relax you and ease your mind
c. Music therapy has been used for adult cancer patients and it significantly reduces emotional distress and boosts the patients quality of life. Same effect was had on war veterans with PTSD
II. Physical Benefits:
d. Music is instrumental in brain development because it uses both sides of your brain
e. Early development teachers use music to improve the growth of a childs brain academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
f. University of California did a study on children who are given music lessons. The 2nd grade students that were given music lessons scored 27% higher on proportion and fraction tests than those who did not receive lessons.
g. Mozart effect (myth)
III. Emotional Benefits:
h. Music can trigger happy memories or moments in time
i. Article in the Washington Post: music that we enjoy causes spikes in our dopamine and causes us to crave more of that good feeling, which keeps us listening to that genre and persuing the best of the best when it comes to our music taste.
j. Pregnant women when listening to music share hormones…