I. (Attention Getter) Have you ever dreamt that you were walking along the side of a road or along a cliff and suddenly you trip? You’re falling for what seems like forever, but before hitting the ground, you wake up? This is considered to be a falling dream, and ironically, falling dreams occur when you are falling asleep. They are usually accompanied by muscle spasms and twitches of the entire body. Although these dreams occur while we are falling asleep, they interpret a completely different meaning. Falling can mean you are insecure, you are losing grip, or you simply have fears that need to…show more content…
c. The rest of our body is paralyzed until we leave REM sleep; which explains why were unable to react, preventing us from acting out our dreams.
B. Although dreams can occur in any of the stages of sleep, the most vivid and memorable dreams occur during REM sleep. But why? 1. During REM sleep, the brain is just as active as it is during waking.
a. It is the time when the areas of our brain that are associated with the functions of learning and memory are stimulated.
b. The dreams are the result of the work our brains are doing in segregating, analyzing, and filing the information absorbed during the day.
c. Our brain revisits certain past memories to use them as a type of reference point to simplify the filing process.
d. Which explains why past memories are sometimes mixed with more recent memories in random dreams. 2. While we are dreaming, these highly activated areas of the brain communicate in different ways than during waking consciousness, and allow for emotions to be processed differently. a. The limbic system speaks in the language of symbolic imagery; the symbols/images you see in your dreams can help change perceptions and resolve conflicts in waking state. b. The amygdala assigns emotional significance to information it receives, and has a pretty loose grip on reality.
c. For ex: Our reaction to a scary movie. The movie may not really be
...Informative Speech Activity Name: Unknown Speech Title: Chicago Specific Purpose Statement: “I will inform my classmates about Chicago. I will explain what things you can see, do, eat, and the teams that that make Chicago, Chicago to all the Chicagoans. Thesis Statement: Chicago - a place that is not overrated. I. INTRODUCTION A. Gaining the Audience's Attention: Is anyone else besides me from Chicago or has at least been to Chicago? B. Preview of Main Points - (1) Major sites in Chicago that you must see. (2) Places and things you must do while in Chicago. (3) The best food to eat in Chicago that doesn’t taste the same anywhere else. (4) The teams in Chicago that help build Chicago year round. II. MAIN BODY A. First Point: Major sites in Chicago that you must see. 1. Sears Tower. 2. Lincoln Park, Grant Park, Wicker Park. 3. Field Museum. 4. Soldier Field, Wrigley Field. B. Second Point: Places and things you must do while in Chicago. 1. Go to the Navy piers. 2. Go to downtown Chicago walk around and shop. 3. Go during the Jazz Festival. 4. Go to Taste of Chicago. C. Third Point: The best food to eat in Chicago that doesn’t taste the same anywhere else. 1. Chicago-styled deep-dished pizza. 2. Polish Sausage and Italian Beef. 3. Bongo Room. 4. White Castle. D. Fourth Point: The teams in Chicago that...
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...Informative Speech Assignment Information Speeches: 4 - 5 minutes Speech Day: Come to class early on speech days Do not disrupt other speeches by arriving late! Turn in your speech outline with a references page Purpose of Speech: To support a clear, one-sentence thesis To use at least three different kinds of supporting material To organize the speech with an appropriate and discernible structure To experiment with creative vocal delivery and presentation To demonstrate principles of effective audience-centered public speaking Please choose one of the following formats for your informative speech: • Present an activity, routine, or practice in a “how-to” instructional teaching lesson • Pick an everyday item and teach your audience “how-to” use it for a purpose it was not intended for Your informative speech should focus on the following: • Constructing creative ways to share information and communicate your credibility as a knowledgable speaker • Employing narrative (stories) and sensorial or image-rich language (metaphors etc.) • Presenting with enthusiasm and sharing your interest in this topic/process with us Your informative speech will be graded on the following criteria: • Practiced and improved delivery • Creative use of stories, vocals, images, gestures, body movement, props, and/or space • Turned in and typed speech outline (must be turned in on the day you speak) • Your ability to manage your time When planning your speech: • Tell a...
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...Informative Speech Introduction 1. In the contemporary world, underage drinking has become a global phenomenon especially in the developed countries such as in the US. As a result, the Oklahoma State has taken various measures to curb the vice. This is the reason behind the enactment of the Underage drinking laws-Social Host Law. The law was enacted in order to; a) Minimize the circumstances that lead to death of a minor or suffering physical injuries b) To enhance concentration at school especially for the minors c) To make societies responsible for their young people and develop virtues that would lead to productive work in future d) Promote healthy social life Body (Translation: I will begin by outlining the aspect of underage drinking, Oklahoma’s Social Host law and specifically where Cody’s law emanated from) 1. Consumption of alcohol by the young people in the US is prohibited especially for people who are below 21 years. However, despite the minimum age that is set for people who buy alcohol being 21 years in all the states, the legal requirements varies significantly. For instance: a) Wagenaar and Melvin argue that some states have exceptions whereby they allow some individuals who are below 21 years to consume alcohol (37). This indicates that the laws are not uniformly implemented across the states. b) In Ohio State, the social host law has not been limited to the drinking parties by the underage. Therefore any action that is undertaken by an underage......
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...COMM 10- Elements of Public Speaking Master Make-up Artistry (Informative Speech) Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the three major types of make-up needed to be a master make-up artist. Central Idea: High Fashion, Character and Prosthetic/Special effects make-up are all skills required in order to be considered a master make-up artist in the industry. Introduction When I was about 3 or 4, I remember watching my mom put on her make up and being completely fascinated by it. Well being the curious little kid that I was, I decided to be exactly like mommy and do what she did. Bad idea! I ended up in the emergency room because I had super glued by eyelashes together. Needless to say, my first experience with “make-up” was not what I’d call great. Since then though, I have grown to love make-up and so I started to wonder what makes someone a master of makeup. Body I. High fashion make-up is the foundation or rather the basics of all three make-up types. A. It’s used to identify a person’s skin type, bone structure, eyebrow and face shape. 1. Identifying all these factors into helping determine what products to use on an individual. B. Its application is solely for beauty purposes. 1. You mostly see this kind of make-up done in editorial spreads in magazines, on television, in films or on the runway. II. Character make-up is to help define and develop the characteristics needed for a certain role. A. This process helps......
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...COMM 100-06 Informative Speech Outline Title: MEDIA AND YOU Speaker: Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to take steps to ensure they and their loved ones are using social networking sites to their full advantage. Central Idea: Time is money and a huge aspect in our lives which we cannot rewind so we must use it wisely and efficiently especially in regards to the time spent on social networking sites to have a positive impact on our lives. Introduction: According to the Nielsen Company survey back in August 2009 social networking and blogging sites accounted for 17% (about one in every six minutes) of all time spent on the internet. That statistic is three years old, as of today that percentage has increased rapidly due to the almost one billion members on Facebook alone, while Twitter is growing at an increasing rate. In the wise words of the great Jim Morrison “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind,” are extremely valid because everything we talk about in our daily lives has been influenced by another person whether it be reading a newspaper, listening to the radio, or watching television. In the ensuing few minutes I will be discussing the positives, and negatives of social networking while also how we can incorporate the benefits into our lives to make social networking a huge advantage in our lives. Body: I. Disadvantages of Social Networking A. Privacy Issues 1) Stalkers and complete strangers can view......
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...Ma. Sarah Katrina F. Santos June 16, 2014 11229888 SPEECOM - C32 Informative Speech How many of you thinks that having more customers is better than having fewer customers for a business? Can I see a show of hands? Alright. I presume that for those who said yes, which is the majority, raised their hand for the same reason. More customers mean more people buying and more people buying mean more profits for the company, isn’t it? Sounds sensible but I hate to break it to you but those of you who said yes are wrong. Today I will transform that thinking to exactly the opposite. I will introduce based on a new study the idea of ‘less is more’. Focusing on a smaller number of customers could help a company speed up growth, increase profit and improve long-term health. I am going to talk about how top companies gain customers, how they keep them and how these customers help them in expanding their business. They don’t need a lot of customers, just the right ones to keep them on top. First point is, fewer customers can speed up the company’s growth. Would you believe that some companies actually go out of business because of too many customers? Yes, that is true. The problem with these companies is they get very overwhelmed with the influx of customers that they forget to establish a connection with their customers. According to Forbes, this is one of the top 5 reasons why 8 out of 10 businesses fail - because they are not really in touch with their......
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...Speech 101 Informative Speech The Truth about Coco Cola Have you ever ate a delicious meal and washed it down with a cold refreshing Coke? Does it quench your thirst and drive you to drink more. The fizz bubbling in your mouth, the smooth taste running down your throat. The sensation it gives when it hits your stomach! Who cares if it’s filled with calories and makes you fat? Coke soda mesmerizes our health consciousness. Why worry about working out, and trying to get a six pack when you can purchase one at super value? According to The Coco Cola Company this drink has a rich history and it brings people together. The Company itself is good corporate citizen. From its inception it has always supported the community and people in need. The beverage is served in the comfort of our home, after dinner, at work after a business meeting, or even when we socialize with friends. Whatever the setting is , it brings a great feeling to everyone that puts their lips to a glass, bottle or can. However, Beyond the surface of this great invention are some shocking revelations. These Shocking Discoveries will change your whole outlook of The Coco Cola Beverage. The Basic Ingredients in a Coke soda includes : 3 grams of Coco Leaf Extract; Citric Acid, the Kola Nut ( which produces caffine a very addictive ingredient, sugar water; lime juice, vanilla and Caramel. The Story of this product began in 1885 with an alcoholic beverage called Pemberton’s French......
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...Topic: Cats General Purpose/Goal: To inform Specific Purpose/Goal: I want my audience to understand three interesting things about Cats. Thesis Statement: Three interesting things to know about cats are their intelligence, tail signals and that they are territorial animals. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getter: you see them everywhere you look, sometimes out playing or other times in a house. II. Preview Statement: I am going to share three areas of information about cats. A. Cats are very intelligent animals. B. Cats give off tail signals. C. Cats are territorial animals. III. Credibility Statement: I have been a cat owner for over nineteen years. I have hand raised and trained my two cats since they were kittens but have three cats in all. IV. Relevancy Statement: Most people at one point in his or her life will probably have the opportunity to see and interact with a cat. TRANSITION: Now that I have you thinking about cats, let me tell you about their intelligence. BODY I. Cats are very intelligent animals your cat is very special. Millions of years of evolution, however—tens of thousands in the company of humans—have instilled cats and dogs with some particular traits and mental skills. And while cat people and dog people love to debate the superiority of their preferred pet, pet lovers who really want to compare and contrast species-wide superiority would do best to turn to the science of animal cognition: A. Cats are capable of......
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...Name: Date: Course: Instructor’s Name: Assignment: 3D Glasses Specific Purpose Statement: To enlighten my listeners about the history of 3D glasses as well as their mode of operation. Central Idea: 3D glasses were developed to assist individuals view objects in a three dimension without having to strain their eyes. Method of Organization: Topical INTRODUCTION I. (Gain attention and interest) Many of us have encountered 3D technology at one point in our lives such as the red and blue comics usually found at the back of magazines, or a have watched a 3D movie at IMAX. It is with no doubt that, we all find this technology to be a fascinating one. II. (Reveal topic) 3D glasses is a technological concept that creates the illusion of depth by showing the human eye two separate images to each of their eyes. The lenses filter two images on the screen such that one is barred from one’s left eye while the other is exempted from the right eye. III. (Establish credibility and goodwill) The knowledge of the operation of 3D glasses is crucial and can assist individuals to make their glasses or even help one to sort out two images using their naked eyes. IV. (Preview body of speech) My presentation will focus on a brief history of how 3D glasses were created and how they work. (Transition) Let us now move to how this technology was developed BODY I. According to Aljoscha Smolic and Peter Kauff in their article "Interactive 3-D video representation and......
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Informative Speech About Volleyball
...caused a side out or a point was taken away. In 1896 during a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport. Since the first creation of volleyball there has been many rule changes. For instance in 1900 the net height was raised to 7 feet, 6 inches, the dribbling line was eliminated, and the length of game was changed to 21 points. Another major rule change occurred in 2001 when they allowed the ball to touch the net while crossing it on the serve. Volleyball was first in the 1924 Olympic Games as a demonstration event, but the indoor game was not recognized until 1964. What is amazing about the Olympics is that men’s volleyball players can serve the ball at speeds exceeding 100 mph!! That’s so fast that when the other team digs or passes the ball they fall on their behinds. So if you thought that volleyball is only a girls sport you were very wrong! There are three main things you need to know how to do to be able to play volleyball. These three things are bumping also know as passing, setting, and hitting. An important skill for defense is called blocking. Bumping is the first and most basic step someone needs to learn to be able to play volleyball effectively. The pass starts with foot placement, athletic position and proper arm alignment. If you’re right handed, your right foot should be slightly in front of your......
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...INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE Angela Y. Harlee COMS 101 02/23/2015 Organization: Topical Pattern Audience analysis: My audience consists of various age groups as well as ethnicity. The people are of all walks of life including male and female Pastors, Reverends, and Elders. Their education level varies from Doctorate Degrees to High School Diploma/GED, and some that never completed school. Some of my audience is employed while others are not employed. Some have criminal backgrounds and others do not. Topic: The career/job field that I have chosen to define/describe is Pastoring. Pastoring presents many wonderful opportunities for advancing what God values by promoting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all people. Values (The Kingdom), you are presenting man as God sees him. He focuses on the holistic being because God desires for us to be whole (III John 1:2). Transforming us back to our original state how He made us before Adam sinned and that's the purpose of the preacher (to help bring about transformation through in the power of the Holy Spirit). He or she is to point people back to God and to help people pursue having a relationship with God. Rhetorical Purpose: To inform people/my audience how Pastoring and ministering to people can be rewarding and fulfilling. To also inform people how you can apply the Word of God to every situation and have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Redemptive Purpose: To......
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Informative Speech About Nightmares
...Informative Speech General Purpose: To inform my audience about Nightmares Specific Purpose: Top inform my audience about the concept of Nightmares Thesis Statement: What are nightmares? According to Merriam-Webster, a nightmare is an evil spirit formerly thought to oppress people during sleep; a frightening dream that usually wakens the sleeper; something (as an experience, situation, or object) having the monstrous character of a nightmare or producing a feeling of anxiety or terror. Introduction I. Attention Getter: “Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins…” -Friedrich Nietzsche II. Thesis Statement: Nightmares are dreams that occur during (REM) sleep that results in feelings of strong terror, fear, distress or extreme anxiety. This phenomenon tends to occur in the latter part of the night and oftentimes awakens the sleeper, who is likely to recall the content of the dream (Psychology Today, 1991-2015). III. Preview: I am a junior in college, working on my B.S. of Science in Psychology. I do not have any formal training on this topic, but I have always been interested in what causes nightmares in adults and children, and different ways to cope with them. I have done some research on this topic and I hope I am able to shed some light on any questions you may have on it. A. Nightmares begin in children between the ages of 3 and 6 and decrease around......
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...Informative Outline Topic: “Postpartum Depression” General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about Postpartum Depression Thesis: Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can greatly effect new mothers. Knowing how to recognize their symptoms and treating it can greatly increase chances of a healthy, happy living. Attention Getter: Imagine a bright sunny morning, lite clouds low chances of rain which is a great example of a perfect day. You receive a call from someone who is about to have a baby. Who can believe an already perfect day can get any better. The mother is in labor and the baby is due any second now. The most joyous, exciting, life-changing and memorable moment in anyone’s life is about to happen. With no time to waste, you rush to the hospital to meet the new bundle of joy. While at the hospital it does not take much time for an individual to notice that the mother seems sad, irritable, and would not touch the baby. A few weeks later it is as if her condition has not improved. The mother seems to be experiencing what is known as postpartum depression. Preview of Main Points: 1. First, I will explain what is postpartum depression 2. Secondly, I will discuss the symptoms 3. Finally, I will discuss the treatments that......
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...INFORMATIVE FULL SENTENCE OUTLINE EXAMPLE 2 SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform the audience about the benefits of eating raw foods and when it is ideal to eat food raw or to cook it. THESIS/CENTRAL IDEA: There are many benefits to eating raw foods, but there are occasions when cooking food is ideal, making a diet balanced with raw and cooked ideal for most people. AT THE END OF MY SPEECH, I WANT MY AUDIENCE TO KNOW: What being on a raw foods diet means and when it’s a good idea to eat raw foods or when it’s a good idea to cook your food. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION: 1. ATTENTION: ”Ooo baby I like it raw!” is something you may have heard out of the mouth of the famous rapper Old Dirty Bastard, but it is something you may be saying soon as well. 2. REVEAL TOPIC: Many people have been incorporating eating raw foods into their diets with the hope that it will improve their health. 3. RELEVANCE: So let me ask all of you a question. Do you guys want to be healthy?(Yes) Well, even if you don’t you should want to be healthy and the information I will give you will likely help with that. 4. CREDIBILITY: The extreme of what I will be talking about can be summed up as the “raw foods diet.” An article in Environmental Nutrition explains that the “Raw Foods” diet eliminates all cooked food on the premise that heating foods past 116 degrees Fahrenheit strips those of the......
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Informative Speech About Panic Attacks
...if your heart is about to fly out of your chest? A. You might have had a panic attack. B. I myself suffer from panic attacks frequently. II. I have learned a lot about my condition over the past three years, and I did additional research for this speech. III. Today I would like to inform you about the nature of panic attacks, the people affected most often by them, and the options for treatment. (Transition: Let's start with the nature of panic attacks.) Body I. Panic attacks are a severe medical condition with a number of physical and mental symptoms. A. As defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, panic attacks involve “unexpected And repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms." 1. The attacks usually come out of nowhere and strike when least expected. 2. Their length can vary from a few minutes to several hours. B. There are a number of symptoms common to most panic attacks. 1. Physical symptoms include a pounding heart, shortness of breath, bbbbbbbbbbbbbblightheadedness, and numbness or tingling sensations in the arms and legs. 2. Mental symptoms include acute fear, a sense of disaster or helplessness, and a hhhhhhhhhhhhhhfeeling of being detached from one's own body. (Transition: Now that you know something about the nature......
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