Essay on Persuasive Speech Outline

733 Words Aug 17th, 2012 3 Pages
Speech 2 Outline – Lacy Thompson
Topic: why you should exercise

Audience Analysis: since most of my audiences are students with a job, I will focus on how exercise can boost your energy, and mental health to get more accomplished in school.

General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to exercise.

Thesis: It’s hard being a student and working at the same time, and find energy for both. I will show you why starting an exercise program can boost your energy and your mental health.

INTRODUCTION
I. Do you find yourself not having as much energy during the week as you used to when you were in high school? (Gain Attention)
a. Do you find that you get irritable more often?
II. I am a current
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(Pathos) B. Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? According to a 2006 research paper published by University of Texas at Austin, a workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help.(Logos) Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

III. Exercise boosts Energy
A. Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.
B. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
a. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.

CONCLUSION
I. The bottom line is why not start today? (Cue)
II. We should all get more exercise (reiterate topic and purpose)
a. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have more energy (summarize main points)
b. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
III. So are you ready to begin an exercise progam? (challenge the audience)
IV. You can take up a dance class with your spouse, or take your family hiking on the weekend, or try a new sport like
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