Persuasive Speech Outline

Persuasive Speech Outline - Amy Rice MW 10:50-12:05 SPC...

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Amy Rice MW 10:50-12:05 SPC 1600- Johnston Due: 2/26/08 Title: “Back to Space” OUTLINE Exact Purpose: After listening to my speech, the audience will be persuaded that continuing space travel and exploration is important, not just a waste of money and time. INTRODUCTION Attention Getter: “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind will not stay in the cradle forever.” (William Shelton in his book Man’s Conquest of Space ) Audience Motivation: The cost of space exploration is high, but the benefits outweigh the costs. Credibility: I’ve been interested in “space” and stars for as long as I can remember. I’ve also done lots of research about is over the years. Purpose: Convince the audience that, while space travel is expensive, it is needed. Preview: The cost of space travel and the benefits. [TRANSITION: The cost of space can be measured in more than just amounts of money, but in time spent and lives taken.] I. There are a few different reasons why people think space is a waste. A. Lots of time and money goes into NASA every year. 1. According to their 2008 budget report, NASA’s budget last year exceeded $16 billion (That’s $53 for every person in the US!) 2. This money comes from our taxes. 3.
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