Please help me develop an outline for a 5-7 minute persuasive speech on bullying. Include enough information to help me develop ideas further and guide me through an introduction, transitions and a conclusion. The conclusion should include a specific request of tangible action from my audience to complete the motivated sequence.
Bullying is a popular topic at the moment and will make for a very persuasive speech because of the number of victims of bullying that will be listening to speak about it. I am willing to bet that most of the audience will side with your argument using this topic.
The sources that I found include the following ( I have them in APA format and in ABC order at the bottom of the file for you to submit with your assignment):
1. Bullying definition - Medline Plus
Medline Plus. Found December 21, 2012: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bullying.html
2. National Crime Prevention Association
Bullying. The National Crime Prevention Association. Found December 21, 2012: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying
3. Bullying Is a Big Problem
Teen Health. Dealing with bullies. Found December 21, 2012: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html
4. Puresite This is the source that provides the real life stories of people who were bullied.
Puresite. Found December 21, 2012: http://www.puresight.com/Real-Life-Stories/real-life-stories.html
5. 10 solutions to bully proof kids. Pink Shirt Day. Found December 21, 2012: http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/2010/03/23/10-solutions-to-bully-proof-kids/
Call For Attention / Introduction
This is where you need to capture the attention of your audience and make them see the horrible effects that bullying has on people. Starting out with a couple of rhetorical questions and then providing some hard-core facts about the problem is a good way to accomplish this. Here are some examples to consider for this:
How many people in the audience today has been a victim of bullying? How many people have witnessed another person being bullied? How many of you have bullied someone? None of the three situations are very pleasant. In fact, there is nothing more sure of making a person feel belittled, insecure, and unconfident than to have to face the reality of bullying in school, at work, and in the home. Bullying itself has destroyed families, has left lifelong mental and physical scares on people, and has taken many lives through physical actions and suicides.
To continue with this, you can provide some examples from real life situations. This website name Puresite found at http://www.puresight.com/Real-Life-Stories/real-life-stories.html provides some great examples of people who were bullied that you can use to discuss in your speech. I suggest picking two of them and briefly discussing their stories here before continuing: Let us look at a model of how this can be accomplished:
According to Pure Site.com, the stories of people who were bullied are many. One such story happened to ________________ (and then explain the situation). As well, ___________ also suffered from bullying (explain this story as well). In both of these situations, and for the millions of other people like them, bullying is unacceptable.
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