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PERSUASIVE SPEECH TRANSCRIPT
Poverty
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Speeches in Action

Notice how this attention getter grabs the audience by using an interesting story.

Joy introduces the topic and shows the importance in this section.

The speaker gives a simple but effective preview of the main points to be covered in the speech using Monroe’s
Motivated Sequence.

In this section, Joy cites recent and credible evidence to support her claims.

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Joy Zoodsma
Western Michigan University
Bohn Fawkes was a B-17 pilot during World War II who flew a number of missions over Germany. On one such occasion, his fuel tank was hit by an enemy missile, and he was forced to land the plane. Miraculously, he survived, upon
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Poverty is generational. It’s a cycle. The first step is summarized well in the words of Confucius, where he states, “If your plan is for one year, plant rice; if your plan is for five years, plant trees; and if your plan is for one hundred years, educate your people.” The cycle of poverty and educating others about it was first introduced in the New York Times in a fantastic article in 2008, where it outlined that today’s youth have the odds stacked against them to obtain an education and, therefore, hope for a successful future. This is not good. Children are directly affected, leaving future generations in dire circumstances.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in 2009 new research that showed an increase in preventable childhood diseases. These diseases are just that: preventable. Yet they’re still increasing. Many children receive only one full meal during the school lunch hour, while others have to go hungry during the cafeteria time. The stressors of poverty also negatively affect the children’s ability to take standardized testing, in an article published in Current
Issues in Education in 2003.
In addition, because of the increased levels of poverty in our nation, many shelters and food pantries are over capacity, as discovered by the Boston Globe in
2011.

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