Essay on Informative Speech: Stress Management

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General Purpose: To inform the audience about the cause, affect and ways to manage stress.

Specific Purpose Statement: The audience will learn what causes stress and how stress can affect their health, and how they can manage their everyday stress with different techniques.


Attention Getter: Life is like a huge roller coaster, a journey full of twists and turns, and ups and downs. And sometimes in this journey there arises various situations where one is unable to deal with these turns, let alone have the energy to face the ups and downs. In situations when the downward spiral becomes difficult to overcome it seems to linger on and on. The major cause of such feelings, are the chaotic activities of life. Stress is no
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For everybody stress comes from different things throughout life.
1. For example, we get stress from family, relationships, school-like having to give a speech in front of people, financial problems, and arguments, but for a lot of people, it’s WORK.
a. According to WebMD (2012), Forty percent of U.S. workers admit to experiencing office stress, and one-quarter say work is the biggest source of stress in their lives.

Connective: Just as stress comes in different forms for everybody, it can also affect people both in a good way that can be useful and motivating and a bad way, which causes anxiety and health problems.

II. Stress can be beneficial to a small degree, mentally and physically.
A. According to ULifeline, “stress is a burst of energy that basically advises you on what to do. In small doses, stress has many advantages. For instance, stress can help you meet daily challenges and motivates you to reach your goals. In fact, stress can help you accomplish tasks more efficiently. It can even boost memory… [And] help to fortify the immune system.”

B. Although small doses of stress are good, too much stress is unhealthy and tends to overrule us at times, causing physical and mental harm.
1. Stress is one of the number one causes that contribute to people’s health problems. According to, “in Healthy People 2000, a report from the U.S.

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