Informative Speech on Supplements Essay

1155 Words Nov 3rd, 2010 5 Pages
Topic: Supplements GP: To inform SP: To inform my audience of supplements. Central Idea: Today I will tell you about the benefits of proper supplements to use when working out, losing weight, and remaining healthy.
Main Points
I. Supplements to use to remain healthy
II. knowing your ingredients
III. Dangers of using dietary supplements
Type of informative speech: Object
Method of organization: Topical Too much of anything is bad for you. I’m sure you have all heard this statement at least once in your lives. This is a very big problem with a lot of people in the world of working out. Incorrect supplementation can lead to severe injury or even in rare cases death. No sports medicine-related subject has received more global
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