Criteria for Joining the Military

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Outline for the Persuasive Speech

Name Joseph Fink

Topic _____Why you should join the military_____________________________

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter:
Would you fight for your freedom?

B. Introduction of Topic / Establishment of Credibility:

My topic is reasons for why joining the military can be a great career for anyone. My family has a history of serving in the Navy, Army, Airforce, Marines and the National Guard. I have heard first hand of how you can use the military as a stepping stone for a career you desire. It also can be a life long commitment.

C. Thesis / Claim (What attitude/behavior do you want to change?)

Some people think badly about the military. They don’t think they get paid enough. They think that you are brain washed into thinking a certain way. Those people also usually look down on all government organizations and need to learn that not everything is perfect but would you rather live in a communist country with little or no freedom. There are things you can do to make changes in the way an organization is ran. But bashing it and putting it down will not get you anywhere.

D. Preview of Main Points (Why should the audience’s attitude/behavior change?)

a. Not everyone is cut out to be in the military but you should respect those of us who are willing to put our lives on the line to fight for your freedom.

b. Education can be an expensive path. The military helps with some of the burden.

c. Just because the pay may not be what they deserve you have to look at the other benefits involved. Travel, medical, a place to live, security, a sense of belonging, a pride that you find in yourself that you did not even know existed.

II. Body (List your three main points here with transitions. Each point should contain at least one instance documentation of your research—or this is plagiarism!!!)

A. Not everyone is cut out to...
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