Outline Template – Informative/Demonstration Speeches
___ Informative _** Demonstration
Specific purpose: After my speech, my audience will know how to properly perform CPR on the average person.
Gain Attention: Imagine you’re out at a lake in the summertime with a bunch of friends. Everybody’s having a great time, the suns shinning, people are laughing, when suddenly one of your friends disappears under the water. You laugh, thinking he’ll come back up but after a minute, you’re not so sure and go in after him. When you pull him out, he can’t breathe, has no pulse and you know someone has to perform CPR, but who? What if no one anywhere around knows how? And you’re too far away to get medical attention? What would happen? Now, imagine it differently. What if you were the only person who knew how to perform CPR and could save your friend’s life? Relevance to Audience: Knowing how to perform CPR is something that can benefit every one of us, as well as whoever is in need of it. Personal Credibility: Although I have not personally performed CPR, I’ve seen it firsthand and since then, I’ve been interested in it.
Preview of Main Points: After covering what exactly CPR is, and the importance of knowing how to perform it, I will demonstrate how to properly do CPR. Body
I. Main Point #1 – First off, it’s vitally important to understand what CPR is and how it works. A. According to the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia in 2009, CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a medical procedure for providing artificial respiration and blood circulation when normal breathing and blood circulation have stopped, usually as a result of trauma such as heart attack or near drowning. (Definition)
1. According to Jess Febros’ February 2011 article, “AHA: Cardiac Arrest”, Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. (Opinion) 2. CPR buys time for the trauma victim by supplying...