Coms 103: Informative Speech Outline
Specific Purpose: My audience will learn why music is healthy and beneficial to your health Thesis Statement: Music is an essential part of our lives and is important to the development and health of your body.
I. Attention Getter: (Start speech by playing music, turning lights off, dancing a little?) So we all listen to music, it’s apart of our everyday lives. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said they cant stand music.. and if I ever did I would call them out for lying. II. Audience Relevance: If your like me you cant go a day without listening to music and even when your not songs are usually flowing in your head. When your walking to class, getting ready to go out, partying, relaxing, in the shower, whenever.. music is apart of your everyday routine. III. Credibility: Ever since I can remember I’ve been listening to and appreciating music, In the past attempted to create music (piano, guitar, violin..etc) but turns out I’m “musically inclined”. Regardless I’ve always surrounded myself with music and go to as many live concerts and music festivals as I can. IV. Thesis: Music has existed since the beginning of human civilization and It will be around as long as we are. It has the power to effect your mood, stimulate your brain cells, reduce stress and its even powerful enough to be used to heal and can be therapeutic. Music has so many physical benefits it should be considered an essential element of life. Listening to music is important to your brain development and has been known to enhance your intellect. It also has many emotional benefits to your body. Music is often referred to as a drug, mostly because it has more than just the ability to make you happy it can provoke almost any emotion and unlike recreational drugs music causes people to do things that are beneficial to themselves. V. Preview: Today I’m going to talk to you about music as a form of therapy and how you can...
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