Persuasive Speech Outline
General purpose: To persuade.
Specific purpose: At the end of my speech my audience will identify 2 consequences of drinking and drunk driving, and also 2 safe ways you can avoid those consequences. Central Idea: Drunk driving is against the law and it causes harm to many people, but with the right precautions, many lives can be saved. Introduction
Imagine receiving a call from a police officer telling you that there’s been a terrible accident due to a drunk driver, and they need you to come in and identify a body. We all know that drunk driving is a serious thing that has killed many, but yet some still choose to get behind the wheel and endanger not only themselves, but the others that are on the road. Just think, how would you feel if you were to receive that horrific call? Many of people have unfortunately received this phone call and lost a loved one due to some stupid decisions. I myself have been through this experience. I lost my uncle to a drunk driver. He was riding his motorcycle one night, when a lady who had been drinking earlier that night, crashed into him causing him to fly off of his motorcycle and into a wall. The pain that my family went through was unbearable, and unfortunately many other families have gone through the experience. Whether you’re the person drinking and driving, or you’re a victim of another person’s inconsiderable actions, it’s a problem that is much too common. I’m here today to talk to you about what drinking does to you and your health, the dangers of getting on the road while drinking, and some ways you can ensure the safety of yourself and others (if you do decide to drink). There are multiple ways to avoid going from a fun night out, to a deadly night that you’ll never forget. Body
I. What does drinking do to your mental and physical health? A. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol affects many parts of your body. 1. Along with the blackouts and...
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