Speech #1 - Booth (1).docx - Fundamentals of Public Speaking 23 October 2018 Speech Outline INTRODUCTION Attention Getter Picture this the lights are

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Fundamentals of Public Speaking 23 October 2018 Speech Outline INTRODUCTION: Attention Getter: Picture this: the lights are low, your lover by your side, and laughter surrounding. The cushiony red seats have supported you for every minute of this evening at Ford’s Theater. The spotlights hit, illuminating the stage and turning your focus to the actors that have worked tirelessly for this night to come. Then, as loud as a bell, you hear it: a single gunshot followed by screams. The agony of a widowed wife echoes through the auditorium on a night you will never forget. This was a night that truly happened 153 years ago: the night that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Credibility: My entire life I’ve been fascinated with presidential assassinations. I. I don’t know what that makes me, but I find researching the topic to be interesting A. I’ve spent hours of my life learning about Booth and this assassination through documentaries and research. Thesis: I want to take you on that same rollercoaster ride with me, and tell you about John Wilkes Booth’s childhood, the assassination, and his death and impact on the world.

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