Preparation Outline Informative Essay

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PREPARATION INFORMATION SPEECH OUTLINE WORKSHEET
(adapted from: Osborn & Osborn, 1997)
DIRECTIONS: Hand this rough draft worksheet in as directed in class. Remember you will hand in a typed version of this worksheet on the day of your speech presentation.
Speech Title: Benefits of chocolate
Specific Purpose: At the end the presentation the audience will be informed on why they should add more chocolate to their lives
I. Introduction (Your goal here is to draw us into your speech...)
A. Attention Grabber(This step helps us focus our attention on you and your message. It is suggested that you begin with a story, quote, statistic, definition, use of suspense, etc. Never begin with, "Hi I am ___ and today I am going to talk about ___."): Who in here loves chocolate? (hand out chocolate)
B. Motivate Audience to listen (This step informs the audience how your speech topic will relate to them. Be specific about how we can USE this information in our everyday lives. Here you will be more specific than in your introduction speech.): If audience pays attention- hand out chocolate
  
C. Credibility Material (Here the speaker tells the audience why he or she is credible, can be trusted, knows the materials, etc. How do you know about this? Why are you interested, etc.?):

Why Dark Chocolate is Good for You.
Science Teacher. Summer2014, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p23-24. 2p.

Chocolate--more a food than a medicine.
Lancet. 8/20/2005, Vol. 366 Issue 9486, p608-608. 1/2p.

Cheers for Chocolate.
Science. 4/2/1999, Vol. 284 Issue 5411, p39-39. 1/5p.


II. Body
A. Main Point #1 (Your main points are the main ideas of your speech. They are the ideas necessary in supporting/proving/explaining your thesis. They are "reasons why," "primary types," "steps," etc. Speeches are organized into3-5 main points. I included a space for three main points in this worksheet. However, feel free to modify this format as you see necessary.):

Chocolate has many microbial benefits that promote cardiovascular health, mental health, and obesity prevention.



Mainpoint #1
Cardiovascular benefits
Flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help repair damage. They can be found in a variety of foods, such as fruits and vegetables. When we eat foods rich in flavonoids, it appears that we also benefit from this "antioxidant" power.
Antioxidants are believed to help the body's cells resist damage caused by free radicals that are formed by normal bodily processes, such as breathing, and from environmental contaminants, like cigarette smoke. If your body does not have enough antioxidants to combat the amount of oxidation that occurs, it can become damaged by free radicals. For example, an increase in oxidation can cause low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as "bad" cholesterol, to form plaque on the artery walls.
Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in cocoa and chocolate. In addition to having antioxidant qualities, research shows that flavanols have other potential influences on vascular health, such as lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow to the brain and heart, and making blood platelets less sticky and