General purpose: To inform
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about children beauty pageant Central idea: The background, positive and negative of children beauty pageant.
I) Good morning ladies and gentleman.
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II) I have done a lot of researches about this topic on the internet, journal, and books and now I would like to share with you. III) Today I would like to talk about children beauty pageant. IV) The three main points that I would like to share with you include the background, positive and negative of children beauty pageant.
I) A child beauty pageant is a beauty contest featuring contestants below to 18 years of age. A) Contestants spend about two hours or less in actual competition and no longer than 90 seconds on stage for talent or 45 seconds for modelling routines. B) All pageants have slightly different guidelines, rules, criteria for what they judge on, and events. 1) Events may include sportswear, swimwear, evening wear, talent, interview, writing skills, and modelling.
II) There are lots of positive things about children entering pageants. C) Beauty pageants and self-image often go hand in hand. 2) For one thing, they get comfortable being in front of crowds. D) The majority of child pageants and pageant parents work toward creating a sense of camaraderie among the contestants. 3) The kids play together backstage, and the parents often help each other. E) Child beauties contests help teach kids to deal with competition. 4) According to William J. Cromie. "The whys and woes of beauty pageants." Harvard University Gazette. June 8th, 2010: "Parents with higher incomes and education beyond high school often cite teaching a child how to deal with competition as a main reason for entering pageants.”
III) What are negatives of beauty pageants for kids?