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Impromptu Speech Outline Michael Parrott October 24, 2007 1. Intro - “If you a’int first, you’re last” – Talladega Nights, Ricky Bobby 2. Thesis - A steadfast and persistent attitude can get you a long way in life 3. Main Point One – You can’t get anywhere unless you know where you want to go a. You have to know what you want, and most people do to some extent b. Example: College students. Maybe not know what you want 40 years from now, but we know what we like (we chose to go to college even if we don’t know what major we want). c. Example: Sports fans. I have loved Iowa football since I was very young. I will still go out to the games no matter how many we’ve won or lost.
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Unformatted text preview: Oh… I also like the cubs. 4. Main Point Two - Obstacles are inevitable in life, you have to get by them to succeed a. How you get past these challenges defines your personality and character b. Example: Friend from home. “If life’s got ya down, just lower your standards” c. Example: Exams. You don’t remember your losses or setbacks, you remember your accomplishments. Remember getting that B or C, or do you remember you’re A+’s? 5. Conclusion – World Series example. For everyone except Rockies and Red Sox, your season is done, yet a true fan is someone who can never wait until next season....
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