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Persuasive Speech Outline and Annotated Bibliography

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Topic:Chicago Bears
General Purpose:Speech to Persuade
Specific Purpose:I want my audience to realize why they should be Bears fans Thesis Statement:Living in Grand Rapids Michigan, the Chicago Bears are obviously the best football team to be a fan of

Organizational Pattern:
I.Introduction
a.Attention Getter: When I was about seven years old, I made one of the best decisions of my young life, and I didn’t even realize it at the time b.Reason to Listen: Sports are a big part of most of our lives. You don’t want to be stuck being a fan of the wrong team c.Thesis Statement: If you live in Grand Rapids, the Chicago Bears are obviously the best football team to be a fan of d.Credibility Statements: I’ve been a Chicago Bears fan for most of my life and I’ve also read a bunch of different books, magazine articles and news stories about the Bears e.Preview of Main Points: I’m going to talk with you today about the history of the Bears, about some of the great football players that have played in Chicago and I’ll end with my final, irrefutable arguments as to why you should be a Bears fan II.Body

a.History
i.Founded in 1920 (Taylor 2005)
ii.Helped create NFL (Taylor 2004)
iii.Many championships
b.Players
i.George Halas
ii.Walter Payton (ESPN 2005)
iii.Dick Butkus (NFL.com 2010)
iv.26 Hall of fame players (Creamer 2001)
c.Irrefutable arguments
i.Do you really want to remain a Lions fan?
ii.Better stadium
iii.Better city
iv.Lions are just bad

III.Conclusion
a.Review of Main Points: I’ve talked to you about the history of the Bears, the great players they’ve had and the fact that the Lions are just bad b.Restate Thesis: If you live in Grand Rapids, the Chicago Bears are obviously the best football team to be a fan of c.Closure: This past weekend was just another example of why I’m right. The Lions were ahead of the Bears at one point in the game. All of my friends who are Lions fans were texting me...

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