Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the development of the Band-Aid and its spreading significance after WWII. Introduction
I. Attention Getter: Who hasn’t used a Band-Aid? It would be impossible not to in a world full poor judgment, reckless behavior, and clumsiness. II. Speaker Credibility: I’m sure all of us can think of a time probably recently that you have needed a Band-Aid. III. Relevance to Your Audience: As someone who is a frequent user of Band-Aids, I have done research on the invention of the Band-Aid and will share it with you. IV. Thesis Statement and preview of main points: One can probably not imagine how the world would have been without that comforting feeling of placing a Band-Aid your cut, scraps and blisters. Without Earle Dickson and the inspiration of his clumsy wife Josephine the Band-Aid may never have came to be. Earle Dickson invention made its real start on the battlefields of World War II and have now become so much more then just a household product. Transition: Now that you know little more about the rise of the house hold product Band-Aid, I’d like to share with you the not so commonly known man behind the senses of this great invention. Body I. Main Point 1: Earle Dickson invented the Band-Aid after coming home day after day to his young new wife Josephine with cuts all over her fingers that she was unable to tend to by herself. A. Supporting Point: Earle Dickson a cotton buyer for the company Johnson & Johnson, found it tedious and troublesome to continue trying to dress his wife’s wounds with large cotton balls and cloth. This sparked the idea to find an easier way for a person to bandage up himself or herself. 1. After perfecting his idea he talked to his fellow coworkers and then was encouraged to speak to management about is invention. 2. The Johnsons at first weren’t very captivated with the concept. At least not until he demonstrated that you could easily bandage a wound by himself. 3. According to the...
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