Persuasive Speech Plan: Driving While Texting

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Persuasive Speech Plan: Driving While Texting

By | November 2012
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Persuasive Speech Plan

Topic: Texting while driving is dangerous to you and others.

General Purpose: To persuade

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience not to drive and text. When I have finished my speech, my audience will be able to see why driving and texting is dangerous to themselves as well as others.

Central Idea: Persuade others not to text and drive because it is very dangerous.

Persuasive Proposition: (Statement of Fact, Value, or Policy) Statement of fact and policies

Organizational Strategy/Pattern: Cause and Effect

Attempting to Change: (attitude, belief, value, behavior) Behavior and attitude

Passive Agreement or Immediate Action? : Immediate action

Main Points: Today I will persuade you into thinking about why texting and driving is dangerous to yourself and others because the brain and visual fields becomes distracted resulting in automobile accidents, either injuries or fatalities.

I. Driving and texting is also considered a multi-tasking skill that increases the productivity of the driver’s brain causing distractions to our cognitive functions, memory, visual fields, and manually. A. The first way that texting interferes with driving is through the brain’s cognitive functions. a. The brain’s cognitive functions enables multi-tasking which the driver’s attention is split between what’s going on in the road and what’s happening on her cell phone, and this lack of focus makes her a liability. . a. Many have not discovered that the brain cannot handle two different multi-tasking at once, causing drivers to react slowly and the brain to become overloaded. b. Multi-tasking overload causes the brain to process too much mentally, making the information that is received unclear and hard to investigate. B. Second way that texting interferes with driving is through memory. a. Memory is when the brain engages in a constant process that sends...