Having long been the curious type who always wanted to learn more about the world and most of what’s in it, I vowed to make an effort to gain some new knowledge every day, no matter how small the lesson. Some may see this as trying to be a know-it-all, but it is really about keeping yourself well informed about life in general. It’s important to realize that learning doesn’t stop when we leave school but continues throughout life. Scientist and Doctors believe that keeping your brain stimulated can lead to a longer life, which is a pretty good benefit. Longer life aside, it is always nice to learn something new as the benefits are numerous. As we continue to learn we continue to build skills that help position us for success in our lives. By reading materials on a subject that you would like to know more about, you expand your knowledge with every page. It’s the most fun way of learning and provides for what I have always called the great escape, as the world around you temporarily fades into the background. There is something about reading that is absolutely exciting. Visiting a Museum is one of the most enjoyable ways to keep learning. Museums are loaded with all sorts of items, each with their own story. One day I want to travel to New York and Paris. Learning how others live can be a great experience. I am really good at asking questions. Asking questions can lead to quite an education on your topic of interest, particularly when people see that you are really interested. By nature, most people are quite helpful and are willing to help you learn more by sharing their knowledge. If we fail to continually learn, our current knowledge base will someday be overrun by the normal progressions of life, leaving us on the wrong side of opportunity. The people who have “kept up with the times” will be better positioned by far. Continual learning never hurts your cause.
Never stop learning.
"Trick or Treat," is something you hear during Halloween but for what? ...
...Carolyn I. Prevost
Topic: Turning food waste and poo into Money
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about a new Technology which could possible save the environment and money.
Thesis: Americans waste more than 251 million tons of municipal solid waste per year according to the United States Environmental. Protection agency http://epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm Last updated on 2/28/2014. It is time we start thing of better ways to deal with this issue and recycle.
The consumption habits of modern consumer lifestyles are causing a huge worldwide waste problem. Having overfilled local landfill capacities, many first world nations are now exporting their refuse to third world countries. This is having a devastating impact on ecosystems and cultures throughout the world. Some alternative energy companies are developing new ways to recycle waste by generating electricity from landfill waste and pollution. http://alternative-energy-news.info/technology/garbage-energy/.
Reason to Listen:
A new article was posted on take part.com September 26, 2014 by Taylor hill a take part associate and wildlife editor entitled “A new Technology turns food waste and Poo into Power” Saving the environment and Money. Immediately caught my attention.
I have always been very enthusiastic about clean energy and recycling. It makes me...
Different Branches of the Military
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, the audience will understand the definitions and differences between each of our beloved military branches.
Thesis: The United States military consists of five different branches: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp, and Coast Guard.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
Audience Analysis: I will be addressing college students between the ages of 18-24. This age group is still deciding on what they want to do for the rest of their life, and many do not enjoy school so the military is the next best step for them.
A. How much do you know about your military?
B. Today I’m here to speak to you about the different branches of the military, and what makes each force unique in their own ways.
C. Many people want to travel the world, do things they have never done, and experience things they haven’t been able to experience in their hometown. Well, the military can do all of those things for you plus more.
D. I spent five and a half years in the United States Marine Corp, and I had some of the best times of my life.
E. I’m going to explain to you all five of the branches mission responsibilities, camouflage uniforms (utilities), commanders, and a fun fact.
A. United States Army
Also known as soldiers, established June 14th, 1775 is the largest and oldest branch of the military
They’re the main ground...
Myra Luna- Lucero
September 14, 2011
Audience: Approximately 30 people are going to be in the audience including the instructor, the audience is made up of college students from the range of 18-30. I would say that the audience has a basic knowledge of what a pet peeve is due to the fact that everyone has one.
Situation/Setting: There is a large window on the backside of the room. This can be distracting especially if people are walking by. There are small movements that everyone makes. The audience is very close, not a lot of personal space.
Speech Goals: To inform the audience of what a pet peeve is. Then to provide them with examples and then ways to deal with them. The purpose is to provide them with all the necessary information about the topic.
Introduction: Smack, Smack, Crunch, Crunch. The sound of someone smacking his or her food. Click Click. The sound of someone clicking their pen during and exam. All of these things are described as pet peeves. According to Webster’s English Dictionary a pet peeve is, “ something that bothers someone, and opportunity for a complaint that is seldom missed.” Pet Peeves are a very common. Every person has at least one whether they are a common annoyance such as a minor noise, or a car driving too slow or too fast, other pet peeves consist of specific annoyances that are only related to a person.
Commitment Statement: Today, I will share with...
...Persuasive Speech Outline
Course # 41409
To Inform People on what they need to do to help this situation.
• What is one of the world’s largest animals that is going endangered at a fast pace?
•One of the world’s largest breeds of Elephants, which are the African Elephants are going Extinct.
•There are several animal rescue organizations, such as Green Peace, The WCS, State Zoos just to name a few. Along with scientist that explain what this means for the world as we have grown up to know it. As a Huge volunteer at shelters and the zoo this topic is near and close to me. If you look at the reproduction time of an elephant and the amount of times the elephant will mate in its life.
I. The African Elephant is quickly becoming extinct due to several main reasons. A. If You look at how many times an African Female Elephants mates in its entire life time and add that to how long it takes her to half the baby that will show you why we as the human race must do everything in our power to help animals survive along with us. 1. The African Elephant lives up to eighty years and will have 1-3 partners during their life span....
...Topic: The different types of Gastric Bypass procedures and their benefits they have.
General Purpose: To inform the audience
Specific Purpose: I want to inform my audience to understand what gastric bypass is, what their benefits are, and who it affects.
I. Attention Getting Device: Did you know that roughly 69 percent of adults are considered to be overweight and over 41 percent of adults are considered obese? An estimated 112,000 deaths are related with obesity each year. Gastric Bypass procedure promotes a typical weight loss of 65% of excess body weight in the first year and 80% of excess weight lost by the second year.
II. Relevance to the audience: Now that I told you that almost 69 percent of adults are considered overweight, take a look around. Considering the facts, that means according to the statistics of the American Medical Association (Ogden C. L.), one of the people sitting next to you are overweight. If you personally are blessed with the benefits of good genetics and genes, then there is at least one person who you know who is considered overweight. As you can see I am overweight, and I actually undergone the Sleeve Gastrostomy.
III. Thesis: There are different types of Gastric Bypass procedures that can help save lives not only for the person who is overweight, but for their loved ones as well.
IV. Preview of main points: As someone who has had the surgery done and researched information on this topic, I would like to talk with...
...Greetings. I am Hayao Miyazaki. It is nice to meet you.
I am one of many of Japan's greatest animation directors, animators, and manga artists. The
charming plots, realistic characters, and stunning animation in my films have earned me international
renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. Walt Disney Company has introduced
my films to the rest of the world to let more people appreciate my wonderful works I have given the
I was born in Tokyo on January 5, 1941. I started this career in 1963 as an animator at the studio
studio, and was involved in many early classics of Japanese animation. From the
beginning, I got attention with my incredible drawing ability and almost endless stream of movie ideas
At age 30, I moved onto the
studio, then to
two years later, where I
mainly worked on
TV animation series for the next five years. At age 37, I finally directed my first TV
series, then moved to
Tokyo Movie Shinsha
to direct my first movie. When I was 43, I released the
movie “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, based on the manga I worked on when I wasn’t busy
making animated films. The success of this film led to the creation of Studio Ghibli, at which I have
then since directed, written, and produced many other films. All of these films were enjoyed and
major box office successes.
Many people may ask: “What is the difference between Japanese animation versus American
... Informative June 27, 2014
Topic: Long Term effects of Lack of Sleep
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the long term effects of lack of sleep
I. Attention Gainer: “Even though we burn more calories when we stay awake, losing sleep is not a good way to lose weight. The light sleepers ended up eating far more than those who get nine hours of sleep.” According to author Tara Parker-Pope of The New York Times published on March 18, 2013.
II. Thematic Statement: Most people don’t think about the long term effects of not getting enough sleep you need to function properly. But if we all were to go to bed at a reasonable time, then not only will it improve your physical health it will also improve your mental health.
III. Preview: I am going to begin by talking about how much sleep do we need according to our age? Then what goes on with our brains during sleep and lastly I will explain the implications of lack of sleep.
I. Main Point #1 (How much sleep do we need according to our age)
A. According to The National Sleep Foundation last updated March 22nd, 2014 “ Studies confirm that on average adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep to complete all stages of sleep.” Also after further research newborns 1 month to 2 months old need 14 to 18 hours, Infants 3 to 11 months old need 13 to 16 hours, toddlers and...
...Speech Name _________________
Today silently read Chapter 14, “The InformativeSpeech,” on pages 321-353. Then label your paper and do one of the following:
*Define the terms listed on page 349 and write answers to the
“Review Questions” on page 350 for an A.
*Write answers to the “Review Questions” on page 350 for a B.
*Define the terms listed on page 349 for a C.
Start thinking of a subject for yourinformativespeech. It may be on any topic (appropriate for school). Pick something that interests you. It could be on a person, place, or any thing! You will research for your informativespeech on Wednesday, this week and Tuesday of next week. After you pick a topic, write an outline. The outline needs to be typed.
You’ll present your speech on Monday or Wednesday of the next week (March 31-April 2) In order to have the possibility of an A, you must have a visual aid.
The purpose is to INFORM your audience about your topic—that’s why it’s called an informativespeech.
Sample informativespeech topics:
Angels Near-death experiences Hyperactivity Any state
Parapsychology Divorce Teen marriages Any cat breed
UFOs Bigfoot Domestic violence Any dog breed
Diamonds Eagles Conservation Any musician
Secondhand smoke Rattlesnakes Racism Any sports...