Informative Speech Essay

1191 Words Oct 29th, 2013 5 Pages
nformative speechINFORMATIVE SPEECH

Speech Title: Laughter is the best medicine.

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the benefits of laughter. Central Idea/ Thesis statement: There are several benefits of laughter in terms of physical, mental and social.


1. Attention Material

How we can improve our health without having a drug or doing an exercise every day? While it hears seem impossible, I'd like to let all of you know about this fact.

Based on your knowledge, what is laughter? According to undated article on How Laughter Works by Marshall Brain defined that laughter is not the same as humor but laughter is one of the physiological responses to humor. Laughter consists of two parts
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Next, we are going to the second benefit of laughter.

II. Main Point 2: Laughter does not only benefit for the body, it also improves a person’s emotional and mental.

A. Sub point 1: Laughter is one of the quickest ways to relieve emotional stress.

i. When laughing, you cannot feel anxious, angry or sad. But, laughter can make you feel happy. It may be difficult to laugh when you are feeling angry, but laughter will help you to reduce the anger and the negative effects that has in our body.

a) According to Science Daily News website, Apr 17, 2009, Lee Berk, a lead researcher for the University of California Irvin College of Medicine stated that laughter is a form of good stress that reduce bad and distressful emotions which may cause harmful chemical effects on the body.

B. Sub point 2: Laughter also helps to create a positive mood.

i. Laughter allows us to be happiness and release the anxiety. Humor which make laughter can reduce our tension and it is the best antidote when you in stressful situation.

a) According to Donald Black, Professor of Psychiatry/IA Consortium Substance Abuse in her article It Does More Than Improve Your Mood said “ Humor or laughter therapy may help restore one's sense of well-being

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