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Persuasive Speech on Milk
Speech or Presentation
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Class/name information Specific purpose: My speech will cause the listeners to reconsider the commonly accepted wisdom of the health benefits of milk, and reconsider drinking it as part of a healthy diet. Attention gainer: Hindsight in the medical field leaves many of us laughing today—an example of this is how some cigarettes in the 1950s were advertised as number one doctor recommended.
These perspectives turn our world upside down. Preview: Today I will talk to you about the health risks and problems associated with drinking milk. I have four main points I would like to discuss: 1. What is commonly believed and claimed about milk 2. Debunking the myths—what is really true 3. The health risks posed by milk 4. Quitting milk—alternatives and effects To begin, let's look at what is claimed in the advertisements we see, such as those showing the “milkstache” and asking—got milk? II. Body A. Point 1: Got milk? The ads are everywhere: 1. They use celebrities and sports stars—this is trying to use public figures as a form of persuasive 2. They suggest that milk is integral to the diet, and thus it is a campaign to encourage drinking milk without in depth persuasion 3. They go unchallenged in public—considered common knowledge, and don't explain their facts B. Claims 1. Milk helps muscle recover after workouts 2. Milk cuts PMS symptoms in half 3. Milk reduces risk of bone disease 4. Milk reduces risk of bone fracture 5. Other minor benefits—healthy hair, skin, teeth, better sleep C. Why should we question these claims? 1. ...
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