Informative Speech on Foods That Make Happy.

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Haley Spesard
COMM. 101
April 4, 2013

Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, my audience will gain knowledge on different foods that can act as antidepressants, help relieve stress, and actually put you in a better mood - and why. Organizational Pattern: Topical

Intended Audience: COMM. 101 Class
Introduction
Have you heard about the 12-step chocolate program? Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate! OR
Flowers wilt, jewelry tarnishes, candles burn out – but in my house, chocolate doesn’t hang around long enough to get old. OR
Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.
Orientation Phase:
Point: Today I will give you information about foods that can actually make you happy – at least in the short-term. Adaptation: I’m sure everyone in this room has had a bad day at the office, gotten into an argument with a loved one, had too much homework to do, or has just woken up on the wrong side of the bed. In that case, you don’t need a psychiatrist, a Xanax, or a massage - sometimes plain old comfort food can do the trick! Credibility: I have conducted online research that provides scientific evidence that different foods can make you in an overall cheerful mood - and I am ready to present that to you today. Enumerated preview: I will explain to you the different foods that make you happy, the vitamins that are in the foods that can lift your mood, and when (and when not) to indulge. Transition: The first thing you should know is that there are foods that can help you de-stress, relax, and even cheer you up. Body

I. Stress, quarrels, and negativity in life, certainly in excess, can lead to depression and anxiety. A. Nutritionists have long proposed a direct relation between food and mood. B. Medical research also indicates that the foods in our diet influence behavior, mood, and our overall well-being. C. If you have a balanced diet, you are probably in good physical shape, and for the most part, you are probably usually in...
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