PubliC Speaking Speech 1

PubliC Speaking Speech 1 - Christie Fountain 11/19/2006...

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Christie Fountain 11/19/2006 11:00 AM Public Speaking “Swaziland Marriage” General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on Swaziland’s weddings and marriage traditions Central Idea: Swaziland is a very unique country when it comes to marriage and wedding traditions. Introduction I. Ladies, it is the day of your wedding!! A. But you have not been proposed to, nor has a guy even acknowledged you. B. No ladies just like in the movie “The Bachelor,” a large group of young women, along with you are fighting for the same guy. II. Gentlemen, it is the day of your wedding!!! A. You have not had to purchase an expensive and large engagement ring. B. You have not even had to think of some thing cute and romantic proposal to do for your fiancée. 1. You don’t even have a fiancée! 1
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C. No you just show up and you have bare-breasted women dancing all around you, fighting for your affection. III. This is nowhere near how marriage is done here in the United States. A. But in Swaziland, a place very close to South Africa, this is a very common event. B. Actually this is considered a right of passage for the women in the Swaziland tribe. 1. That is right, you heard correctly, A RIGHT OF PASSAGE! C. Just as in the United States we have, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, turn 18, and so on and so forth, these girls have to win the affection of a man and get married to “become a woman.” D. This process begins anywhere from the age of 12-18. IV.
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