Persuasive Speech Example Only

Persuasive Speech Example Only

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Persuasive Speech Outline Example Mrs. Schafer-Cloke Key: PS = Purpose Statement SE = Supporting Evidence RE = Refuting Evidence LA = Logical Appeal EA = Emotional Appeal Seat Belts: The Best Way to Save Your Life PS: Seat belts should always be worn because wearing them is the easiest way to prevent serious injury or death in case of an automobile accident. I. Introduction A. How many of you think that you are invincible? B. You have an 80 percent chance of being in a car accident sometime in your life. II. Seat belts should be worn any time you are in a vehicle. (LA) A. Most accidents occur within three miles of home. (SE) B. In King County, 92.9 percent of highway accident victims wore their seat belts in 1992, while only 68 percent of city street accident victims wore theirs. (SE) III. Even slow moving vehicles are dangerous. (LA) A. The force of the body’s forward motion is equal to the weight of the body multiplied by the speed of the vehicle. (SE) B. How fast can you run? IV. Studies show that wearing a seat belt is the best thing you can do to save your life in case of an accident. (EA) A. A non-belted occupant is 15 times more likely to be killed and five times more likely to be seriously injured than a belted occupant. (SE) B. Occupants without seat belts are 90 percent more likely to be injured in any way. (SE) C. One hundred percent seat belt use could save between 12,000 and 15,000 lives each year, according to Allen F. Williams, Vice President of Research at the V. Some people refuse to wear or are afraid to wear seat belts. A. Some are afraid to be trapped in a burning or submerged car. (Opposition #1) Less than one percent of accidents involve fire or water submersion. (RE) Seat belts enable the occupant to remain in better shape so that they can escape the car. (RE) B. Some feel that an airbag is enough protection. (Opposition 2) Airbags will not inflate in a side or rear collision if the car rolls...

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