Informative speech Outline and resources - Bailey Franklin Public Speaking Professor Diaz Outline for Informative Speech Introduction Attention Getter

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Bailey Franklin Public Speaking Professor Diaz Outline for Informative Speech Introduction Attention Getter: It’s 8’ o'clock in the morning and how do you feel? You went to bed late working on a project, and haven't yet gotten your morning coffee? Tomorrow is Halloween. Whether we go out trick or treating or not, we will see many different costumes. One classic costume is the zombie. Zombies are usually characterized by their slow walking, groaning, grogginess, and slurred speech. These are just exaggerated symptoms of sleep deprivation. This is how we feel when we really need that coffee. Introduce Topic: Sleep deprivation is an issue today that many people face. Generally, it can just be described as a lack of sleep, but it’s more than that. Relevance to Audience: As college students, many of us are trying to balance our studies, jobs, families, and social lives, if you have them, and it can lead to prioritizing other activities and thus results in a lack of sleep. Speaker Credibility: At 18 years of age, I can safely say that I have been sleep deprived at some point in my life, maybe even right now, but it's important to know the effects it has on one’s body, so I did some research. Thesis w/ Preview of three main points: I’ve discovered that sleep deprivation has many negative side effects; fortunately it can be both prevented and treated. Body Transition: So what is sleep deprivation? I. Sleep deprivation, defined by the dictionary is the situation or condition of suffering from a lack of sleep. A. Now you may ask that if you don’t get enough sleep for one night does that make you sleep deprived? 1. One less hour of sleep probably won’t feel too great, but it won’t make that much of a difference. 2. When the hours start to add up, say one hour a day, they lead to something called sleep debt. a) Your sleep debt or sleep deficit is the amount of sleep you should be getting minus the amount of sleep that you do get. 3. You can also get sleep deprived if your quality of sleep is not good. a) If you wake frequently, your body does not have the chance to restore your memory, concentration, physical and emotional functions. B. So how do you know if you’re sleep deprived or have sleep debt? 1. According to Medlineplus, a branch of the National Library of Medicine, if you have trouble getting up in the morning, have trouble focusing during the day, or doze off during the day, then you should work on improving your sleep. 2. Other sources also say that if you feel you can easily fall asleep while reading, watching tv, or in class then you may be sleep deprived. 3. Aside from daytime sleepiness, other symptoms can include yawning, moodiness, difficulty learning, forgetfulness, lack of motivation, clumsiness, and increased appetite.
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