Persuasive Speech

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Ashley Buckner
Persuasive Speech
COMM210D
4/20/12

Why should you smile?

I. Imagine: you wake up in the morning. You get ready and grab a cup of coffee. Then, you walk out the door, seeing many faces as you make your way to work, and walk up to your building. When you walk inside expecting to be greeted by many more positive faces, you see none, and so you walk over and sit down at your desk. While thinking back on your morning to work you were realizing that there was not a moment of joy. There was no laughter, no happiness… nothing. A single coworker or employee did not greet you happily, and a single person walking to work did not smile you at. The world just felt cold and bitter, and now you’re in a terribly bad mood for the rest of the day because of it. Would it not have made it a better day to see people joyfully acknowledging you and one another around them while you were on your way to work rather than seeing their cold and painfully bitter looks of no emotion? Well, I know the perfect remedy to making any day, a better day. II. This can change the way you start and end your every day. a. Have you ever wondered what simplest thing you could do to help someone who was upset was? i. You can do this with them and for them to help them to feel better. b. It is extremely easy and it takes little to no muscles to do it. ii. Keep in mind, it takes 43 muscles to frown.

1. That is a lot of muscles to use to show people you are unhappy. c. When you walk with and past people, and they give you a negative look, 9 times out of 10 it will bother you in some way or another. iii. If you look at them positively, typically they will look back at you positively as well. III. Smiling.

d. Smiling is a part of every day life.
iv. It changes our mood for the better.
2. It can trick the body into feeling happy.
v. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action...
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