Informative Speech: Lance Armstrong

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October 9th 2013
Formal Outline
Informative Presentation about Lance Armstrong
Introduction:
1. Attention Getter: There’s a moment in almost every one’s life when they learn how to ride a bicycle without training wheels. For some it’s a stepping stone and for other it’s a moment which leads them into an athletic pathway of worldwide fame, without even knowing about it.
2. Listener Relevance: Almost anyone, if not everyone in this room has ridden a bicycle before sometime in their life.
3. Speaker Credibility: After being on many long road bike experiences myself, I know the feeling of complete exhaustion and wanting to stop because my legs hurt so bad. I have always wondered how professional cyclist can overcome this feeling and train day-in and day-out.
4. Thesis: I am here this morning to inform you about one of the most well known cyclist in the world, Lance Armstrong.
5. Preview: I’m not going to tell you a biography of Armstrong’s life, but rather three important aspects of his career. First I will explain how he had to overcome cancer during his cycling career, secondly how he became such a well known cyclist and lastly his use of illegal drugs to enhance his cycling career.
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Supporting Point #1: Armstrong used banned blood booster or EPO, the illegal use of testosterone, blood transfusions, and utilization of masking agents.
b. Supporting Point #2: When athletes such as Lance Armstrong, use game boosting drugs to help their athletic career, it becomes a big event in history. After his announcement on August of 2012, Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles and was forever banned from professional cycling.

Transition: Lance Armstrong had a lot going for him during his victory days, but because of his use of enhancing drugs, he will forever be known as the cyclist who lost it all.
Conclusion:
1. Thesis Restatement: Now that I have brought forth some factual history of Lance Armstrong’s life, I hope you understand the story a little more.
2. Main Point Summary: First the understanding of what he had to overcome to become such a well known cyclist, to winning seven consecutive Tour de France races, and finally the downfall of his career, and being stripped of his titles.
3. Clincher: Every professional and non-professional athlete has the ability to use enhancing drugs, but knowing the consequences I hope they will choose otherwise.

References
BISSINGER, B. (2012). WINNING. (Cover story). Newsweek, 160(10),

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