Outline: Steroids persuasive speech
a. Attention-getter: S are associated with many health risks and can be potentially dangerous, however when used in the safest possible environment by the right individuals, I believe that steroids are not totally harmful. b. Thesis: While there are possible negative effects caused by steroid use , a responsible user can successfully monitor and minimize any health risks with proper measures. c. Relevancy: With all the exaggerated claims in the media today it is easy to say that steroids are everywhere including the local and national news, capital hill and even presidential speeches. d. Credibility (optional): Being involved in athletics for most of my life I have been in close proximity with many people using steroids and though I have seen some of the negative side effects , I have not witnessed anything life-threatening. e. Preview: First I would like to educate you on the use of steroids and how if used properly are not so bad, second I would like to dismiss all of the negativity spread throughout the media involving steroids and lastly I would like to discuss some of the people who gave steroids in sports a bad rap. Transition to body: Let me first begin by saying steroids can create an unleveled playing field, also we are assuming that we are talking healthy adult males practicing responsible use, this does not apply to women and children. II. BODY
A. Main Point 1: Steroid Use
a. Subpoint 1: History and background of steroids and steroid use -Rx drug, education, you need to know what you are doing or advised by someone who does -Steroids are all synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone -there are negative side effects along with the positive
-acne, male pattern baldness, breast tenderness, high blood pressure, cholesterol impact b. Subpoint 2: Proper use and not abuse
-Use not abuse, anything excessive is bad, ex. water
-appropriate measures must...