Topic: Hybrid Cars
General Purpose: To orally present information by sharing, defining, or explaining.
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that hybrid vehicles are an environmentally sensitive and affordable for almost anyone.
Central Idea: Hybrid cars have several advantages over conventional cars.
I. Here is an alarming statistic: According to the website GreenerCars.com, the United States is the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas that causes global warming (Open with impact/Gain attention).
II. By clapping your hands, how many of you are as shocked as I was to learn this information? (Poll the audience/Respond).
II. There are many ways to promote a cleaner Earth. However, today I will be specifically talking about hybrid vehicles and some of the reasons why drivers should own a hybrid, including the impact these cars have on the environment (Introduce the subject).
IV. After owning a hybrid for three years and doing additional research for two weeks for this speech, I feel competent to speak on this topic. (Establish credibility).
Motivate audience to listen… VISUAL AID/VIDEO AID/MUSICAL AID
V. Good morning ladies and gentleman! My name is (state your full name here). At the end of my speech, you (the audience) will know the main reason why consumers are interested in hybrid vehicles is their fuel efficiency my first main point. Second, learn the difference hybrids have on our environment. Finally, know some benefits hybrid buyers can receive my third main point. (Tell us what you are going to tell us). Also after my speech, I hope you’ll be able to tell anyone and everyone why a hybrid car is a smart and sensible purchase for anyone in the market for a vehicle. (Tell us your persuasive objective).
I. The first and main reason why consumers are interested in hybrid vehicles is their fuel efficiency. A. The amount of money one can
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