Sample Formal Speech Outline
Title: What is a Migraine and how does it affect people?
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on what a migraine headache is and how it affects the people who get them. Time: 5 minutes
How many people in this class get headaches raise your hand? How many of you get them so severe that they disrupt what you are doing at the time? Those of you who raised your hand to either of those questions could suffer from migraines. I’ve suffered from them since I was in the seventh grade. I still get them quite a bit. Although the exact cause of migraines is unknown, they can become so severe that they disrupt your daily life. Things you need to know about migraines are what they are and their symptoms, what causes them, and how sufferers deal with them on a daily basis.
Transition***The first among these points is what a migraine is and what the symptoms are.
A migraine affects more then just your head.
A migraine is a throbbing headache that is usually one sided but can be two sided. The throbbing is usually accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, sound, and smells, sleep disruption, and depression (National Migraine Association – “NMA”). When I get a migraine the slightest movements send my head banging and I usually get the sensitivity to light and sounds with a little nausea. Think of how you feel when you walk from a dark room to the outside where it’s really sunny. You react by closing your eyes because of that instant of pain while your eyes adjust. Now think of that 100% worse. The same can be said when going from quite to a noisy place.
There are two main types of migraines.
a. One type of migraine is what is called the classic Migraine. i. The main symptom with this type of migraine is that people get an aura. The aura is usually seen 10 to 30 minutes before your...
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