September 27, 2017
Informational speech: Nikola Tesla
A. Attention getter. Have you ever imagined how life would be without electricity? How difficult life would be without such a simple commodity. We always connect our phones to the wall socket waiting desperately for them to charge, or we turn on the vacuum cleaner, cleaning away the debris and dirt from the floor, but we never stop and think about who invented such devices. We never give appreciation to people that took the time and effort to make such contraptions and one person that has is almost never mentioned is Nikola Tesla.
B.Thesis: Nikola Tesla is an inventor who is rarely mentioned or known even though he revolutionized the 20th century.
C.Preview of main points: So today we are going to be talking about Tesla's background, some of his inventions, and how they are used today.
Transition: Who exactly was Nikola Tesla?
Main point 1 Nikola Tesla was born July 9, 1856 in Smiljan, Austro-Hungarian Empire today it is know as Croatia.
Sub point 1 At a young age he showed remarkable intelligence when it came to languages and mathematics.
I. Sub-subpoint 1 He enrolled in school in 1875 at Austrian polytechnic where he studied electrical engineering and later went to study at Charles Ferdinand University. According to biography.com, he never acquired a degree at Ferdinand University (biography.com).
B. Sub Point 2 Tesla later left Ferdinand University to work for Thomas Edison in