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SPEECH TITLE : My remarkable Dad
Name: Angela Hawley

Topic: My Dad
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about how well my dad raised my sister and I and how much fun we had growing up with him.

Thesis Statement: Three important things I will talk about involving my dad are how he always accepted everything, what it was like growing up with my dad and how my dad would keep us entertained. Briefly, what did you do to “adapt” to your audience? I thought since we are all new with each other and will only meet a few times, I would tell my audience a little bit of growing up with my dad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. Introduction

Your goal here is to draw us into your speech...
A. Attention Material: Have you ever met someone who all they did was party, get drunk, and close the bar down every night with fist fights?  
B. Tie to Audience: I’m sure many of you have seen or heard of people just like this. In fact my dad was just this person 26 years ago before I was born.  
C. Credibility Material: I have been around my dad for many years now and am able to share my experiences with you that show how remarkable my dad was through the years.  
D. Thesis & Preview: My dad completely changed his life the day I was born. No more drinking, fighting or closing the bar down. Shortly then after that my sister was born. He was and still is such a proud father of his beautiful little girls. We were daddies’ little princesses. I love and admire him for all of the wonderful things he has done for me.  

Let me share with you some of the remarkable things my dad did while I was growing up.

II. Body
A. Main Point #1 My dad always excepted everything no matter how huge the problem or situation was. 1. Subpoint #1 Finding out I was pregnant at 18.
i. I was extremely nervous to tell my dad
ii. I couldn’t even speak.
iii. Finally I...
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