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LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Beirut, Lebanon School of Arts & Sciences Department of English Fundaments of Oral Communication (English 203) Subliminal Messages Yara Bazzi 201400343 U. Acra
Outline General topic: Subliminal Messages General purpose: To inform the audience what subliminal messages are and how it can be used and where it’s been used Specific purpose: To help listeners understand what subliminal messages are and how the government and media uses it to try and alter our thoughts through our subconscious level, the 3 different types of subliminal messages and examples of where it has been used in our everyday lives. I. Introduction Do subliminal messages really work? Great question. Everyone seems worried that advertisers can control their behavior through subliminal messages. A scary thought? Sure but that’s up for debate. Subliminal messages can be seen as many things, it has its pros and cons but mostly it doesn’t do much at the moment. There are 3 different types of subliminal messages and many different real life examples of where its been used. II. Body What are subliminal messages; the definition has led to some different interpretation, most of which are wrong. Because they fall below the absolute threshold level (ATL), we can’t perceive a subliminal message, even if we’re looking for it. Subliminal messages are designed to

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