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Motivational Speech Proposal

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2005, there were 20.6 million cases of diabetes among people aged 20 years to 44 years; according to the American Diabetes Association in 2011, there were 25.6 million cases of diabetes among people aged 20 years to 44 years. GENERAL PURPOSE: To persuade

SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To persuade my audience to engage in walking for 30 minutes a day to prevent diabetes. CENTRAL IDEA: My audience should walk for 30 minutes a day because doing so will help them from getting diabetes and other chronic health diseases.

Attention Grabber:
Isolation, Denial, depression, guilt, anger, embarrassment, and dependence, these are the emotions that are experienced among people with diabetes. Vivian, a 17 year old quiet spoken girl who has gone through these emotions. She began feeling really miserable, throwing up, really thirsty all of the time. One day, after falling into a diabetic coma, she was lying in a hospital bed and the doctors were explaining that her pancreas had stopped functioning and I was no longer producing insulin. This was serious. She was zoned out. She asked herself, “Diabetes? How could that be possible? And why her?” This could happen to any of us, and we may be the unlucky victim. As college students, we live in a world where everything is convenient, from cars, to fast food, causing us to be more sedentary and unhealthy. It is easy for us to slip into a sedentary lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity. With physical inactivity among threatening our well beings, and precipitating deadly diseases as diabetes, we need a change to better our lives.

Problem:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2005, there were 20.6 million cases of diabetes among people aged 20 years to 44 years; according to the American Diabetes Association in 2011, there were 25.6 million cases of diabetes among people aged 20...
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