Informative Speech- Body Piercing

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TITLE:
“Don’t just poke around, be informed first!”

TOPIC: Body piercing.

GENERAL PURPOSE: To Inform.

SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform the audience about body piercing.

CORE STATEMENT: Before considering getting a body piercing one should know the types of piercings, reasons why one would want to have it done, and be fully aware of the complications that can follow.

METHOD OF ORGANIZATION: Topical order.

SPEECH TITLE: “Don’t just poke around, be informed.”

INTRODUCTION:

I. Did you have something you wanted to do but maybe you were too scared to do it? Maybe you were too young or event thought you were too old. Or maybe you were even discouraged to go through with it.

When I was seventeen there was something I wanted to do so badly. The problem was that I was too young, still lived at home and my parents didn’t like the idea. Also, my over controlling boyfriend wouldn’t “let me”. So when I was nineteen and moved out of my parents house I finally broke up with that guy. A week later…I got my eyebrow pierced.

II. Before considering getting a body piercing one should know the types of piercings, reason why they want it done, and be fully aware of the complications that can follow. III. I chose to do my speech on this topic because it has become so common. As you can see I have my eyebrow pierced and once I even contemplated getting my tongue pierced. I did research at the library, online and spoke to local piercing specialists. IV. I will speak today about what kinds of piercings are available, the reasons people get piercings, and the different complications that can occur.

“What is piercing?” An article in Clinical Nurse Resource (insert Month and Year no parenthesis) referred to body piercing as “the penetration of the skin with a sharp implement to create an opening through which jewelry may be worn.” So where on the body are these holes placed?

BODY:

I. There are several different (and some unusual)

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