Public Speaking Assignment 1
Tonya Shepherd – May 9, 2014
Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that true personal power is developed through our humane treatment of ourselves and our fellow man.
Thesis Statement: To understand personal power, it’s important to look at how we treat ourselves. Are we critical of ourselves? Unforgiving? Do we have low self-esteem or confidence? Attention Getter & Overview of main points: “All suffering is caused by mankind’s great inhumanity to one another. Hello, I am Tonya, and today I am going to talk to you about accountability, responsibility, and change. ARC is the ark of a life that is built upon a stable foundation. I. First main point written in complete sentence
When we think of being accountable, we often think of others accountability and not ourselves. Being accountability for our actions and not blaming others is the very first step to developing personal power.
Accountability in this instance means being aware that something is wrong or amiss in our lives, and not ignoring it. It’s identifying the problem, or our wrong actions
II. Second main point in complete sentence.
Responsibility is the second step in the development of personal power, not only do we have to be accountable, we also have to accept responsibility for our thoughts, words, and the subsequent actions that take place as a result of them.
Responsibility is accepting the problem or our negative actions and finding productive, efficient, and effective ways to deal with them.
III. Third main point in complete sentence.
Once we have identified the problem or wrong action, and accepted it, then we are ready for step number three…Change.
Change. We are changing moment by moment each and every day. We are either changing for the best or for the worst. That’s not what we are speaking about here. When I say “change”, I am talking about a deliberate action, which will bring about a deliberate manifestation.
True change comes...
Bibliography: Shepherd, Tonya “Needless Suffering”
Accessed May 9, 2014 http://ltbtd.blogspot.com/2014/05/needless-suffering.html
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