Hand Washing

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Persuasive Speech Outline
The Importance of Hand Washing
I. Attention/Introduction
A. Attention Getter. How would you feel if one of your loved ones died, because of what he ate at a restaurant, was touched by unsanitized hands? A restaurant in Redwood, California closed down, because Constance Williams who was 53 years of age, died by food poisoning. According to Hygenius website (logos), "County Health investigators believe that the bacteria may have passed from an employee's unsanitized hands into improperly stored chicken or beans, or may have been present in vegetables used to make salsa." My family and I went Taco Bell one day. We went in to order our food and while we were waiting a guy in back was preparing meals. While he was handling the food he sneezed on his hands, wiped them on his shirt, and then went back to handling the food. (Pathos)

B. Credibility. It is disgusting when someone goes to the bathroom and does not even bother to wash their hands. I have seen people do it! It is disgusting! (Ethos) That’s why I have done this research on this most important subject. .

C. Preview/Thesis. I would like to explain to you WHY hand washing is so important, and what you need to do about it.

Transition: As the saying is," An apple a day keeps the doctor away." I also believe that, HAND WASHING EVERY DAY KEEPS THE DOC AWAY.

II. Need
A. Keeping hands clean prevents the chance of colds, flu, and other diseases. If you have dirty hands and you are picking your nose, the germs from your finger is putting bad bacteria in your body and more than likely you begin to have a cold. I dislike when someone comes up and shakes my hand and while they are shaking, they are explaining how they had been sick all week. If people stayed home when they were sick, and not go out and spread their germs to other people, they would extremely help prevent illness.

B. According to what the American Society of Microbiology (Logos) said,...
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