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Informative and Persuasive Speeches

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Informative and Persuasive Speeches COMM 10133

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Date Created: 01/13/16
The Risks of Ramen Noodles Persuasive Speech  December 3, 2015   Title: The Risks of Ramen Noodles General Purpose:  To inform people why they should remove Ramen Noodles from their diet. Specific purpose: Helping people generalize the concerns of their long­term health, warning food safety issues and calling for healthy eating habits.  Thesis (Main idea)  Ramen noodles are very unhealthy and should be eliminated from your diet.       I. THE INTRODUCTION (Slide 1) Title Slide: A.  (Attention Getter) When I was in the grocery store with my boyfriend, we were  walking down the aisle that happened to have ramen noodles on it. Upon seeing them, he came to a stop and expressed his desire to get some. I immediately said no, they  are terrible. Which then he asked, why. My response, um I’m not sure, I just know  they are. After giving this answer, I realized I wanted to find out why I had heard they were bad for you, and if that was really the case. Transition: (Slide 2 –Pictures of Georgi Readman)  B. Meet Georgi Readman, an eighteen­year­old girl from the United Kingdom. She  estimates that she eats 30 miles of ramen noodles every year. (Sole, E.) 1. In the article, Teen’s Strange Ramen Addiction, Lisa Kaufman, a  pediatrician stated, "A diet of instant noodles has likely wreaked  incredible amounts of havoc on her organs. This girl has probably suffered stunted growth and IQ, osteoporosis, heart and kidney damage, and high  blood pressure. Her lifespan has likely been shortened as well."  Ramen Noodles 2 2. Her doctors say she is extremely malnourished and has the overall  health of an 80 year old. (Sole, E.) .  C. While this may be the extreme of a picky eater, your health status plays an important  role as to how you perform academically. D. In order to effectively convince you why you should no longer eat ramen noodles, I  will show the initial ingredient statistics, explain why adding additional foods to  ramen noodles does not increase its nutritional content, and compare homemade  noodles with processed ramen.   II. THE BODY: Establish Need/Satisfy the Need/ Visualize the Future A.  First Point­ Acknowledge Validity of Opposition/Meet Objections (optional):  As college students, saving money motivates a lot of our actions including what  we decide to eat.  (Slide 3) 1. Why do students buy them? a. Low Cost:  Walmart sells a twelve pack of beef flavored Maruchan  Ramen is just under $2.27. That’s potentially twelve “meals” for just  19 cents each.  ( b. Convenient:  i. Only takes 3 to 5 minutes (Slide 4 – Triangle of mone/time/quality)  Transition: What about quality? (Slide 5)  2. Ingredients Ramen Noodles 3 a. A typical package of Nissin Top Ramen “Oodles of Noodles” contains about 380 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 1,800 mg of sodium –  over two thirds of the FDA recommended maximum amount and ten  times the minimum daily amount.   (Self Nutrition Data)  Transition: Many believe that mixing ramen with vegetables, meat products, and other  ingredients make up for its malnutrition contents. This however is false.  (Slide 6)  B.       Second Point: According to the article, Ramen Noodles are Very, Very Bad for You,  the worst thing about Ramen noodles is not its sodium content (70% of ones recommended daily intake) or fat (14 grams per pack), but the  ingredients that keep it preserved for years.  (Maki, L.) i. The ingredient that keeps ramen noodles from rotting is called  TBHQ, or tertiary butyl hydroquinone, which is an antioxidant, that comes from petroleum and is related to butane (otherwise  known as the gas used to fill cigarette lighters). (Maki, L.) 1. Uses  a. Storage life of foods, stabilization process of  explosive compounds, corrosion inhibitor in  biodiesel, oil field additive 2. Side Effects a. Nausea, delirium, collapse, tinnitus, vomiting,  aggravated ADHD symptoms, restlessness (Slide 7 – picture of ingredients going into ramen)  Transition:  Regardless of how many vegetables or meats one throws in their cup of noodles, it  still contains this substance that has been scientifically proven to cause harm. (Maki, L.) Ramen Noodles 4   C. Third Point: (Slide 8 – video intro picture)  Recently a video that has gone viral online may have many rethinking packaged  Ramen Noodles for dinner (Rognlin 1).  1. The Video 30­second clip: a. Dr. Braden Kuo who runs the gastro intestinal lab at Massachusetts  General hospital conducted this experiment. By using a smart pill, the  size of a multi vitamin, he obtained 32 hours of video, the first time  anyone was able to see what happens to Ramen Noodles inside the  stomach. (Unruh, H.) 2. For comparison, one subject ate fresh homemade ramen noodles. The ramen  noodles still had their shape after two and a half hours of digestion while the  homemade noodles turned to unrecognizable mash. (Unruh, H.) (Slide 9 – video clip)  III.  Satisfaction/Solution Step  (Slide 10)  Transition: Though Ramen is a cheap and convenient, there are healthier alternatives.  A. First Point:  a. Rice and Beans i. Equally convenient and low in cost, yet more sustainable long term ii. According to an article in Healthy Eating, by Sandi Busch,  rice and  beans make a complete protein together, one that contains all of the  essential amino acids present in protein.  Ramen Noodles 5 b. If you can, cook at home. Set aside a day of the week and make as many  meals as you can for that week. Most meals, if placed in an airtight container,  will last for one week. This way, there are no preservatives added and you  know you are eating food with no extra additives  c. If you live on campus, getting a meal plan is a good way to ensure you have  access to regular meals. Meal plans at TCU can be expensive, but there are  ways of getting around that. Realize that Tupperware is your friend. Get a  meal plan that allows you to eat at least once a day, and when you go to the  cafe, make sure to fill up your Tupperware so that you will have food for later. If the cafe is closed or you don’t have time to run over to the BLUU, it does  not matter because you have something from earlier in the fridge.  (Slide 11) III. THE CONCLUSION: Action/Actualization A. Restate thesis:  To sum it up, Ramen noodles are very unhealthy, and should be replaced with  nutritious alternatives.  B. Summarize main points: We have told the story of Georgi Readman, discussed the Ramen’s fat and sodium content a well as the presence of the preservative TBHQ, and we have highlighted the findings of the Massachusetts General Hospital regarding how the noodles are  digested. Additionally, we presented you alternatives methods of obtaining  healthier food to avoid the consumption of Ramen.  (Slide 12) C. Final Memorable thought/Call to Action:  Although we may be struggling college students, we must realize that there must  be something wrong with five packs of ramen sold for a dollar. We must question  if this meal is truly meant for consumption. There are plenty of other cheap and  nutritious alternatives (i.e; beans and rice) that will keep your body and mind  Ramen Noodles 6 strong. When you go to the store plan before what you need, be well researched  on the ingredients in those foods, and stick to the list!  The final question you must ask yourself is: How much do you value your health? Bibliography Sole, Elise. (2013). Teens Strange Ramen Addiction. Retrieved from­living/teen­s­strange­ramen­addiction­­165713286.html Rognlin, Briana. (2013). What Happens In Your Body When You Eat Ramen And Gatorade.  Retrieved from­digestion_n_1263825.html  Self Nutrition Data. (2013). Ramen Nutrition Facts: Soup, ramen noodle, beef flavor, dry. Retrieved from­sauces­and­gravies/7979/2  Maki, L. (2013). Ramen Noodles are Very, Very Bad for You. Retrieved from­ramen­and­cup­noodles­are­very­very­bad­you  Unruh, H. (2012). Inside stomach: Ramen Noodle digestion goes viral. Retrieved from­stomach­Ramen­Noodle­digestion­goes­viral/13471402 Walmart (2015) Cost of Ramen Noodles. Retrieved from Department of Health website (2015) Ramen Noodles 7 Informative Presentation Evaluation Form Name:                                                                                                                  Topic: ____________________________________ Points Earned:  Presentation: ___/100 Outline:  ____/50  +  Audience Analysis: ____/50  =    ____/100 Ratings: 1(Poor), 2 (Fair), 3 (Average), 4 (Good), 5 (Excellent)  INTRODUCTION: Comments: Begins with attention getter that motivates audience to listen? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Establishes qualifications/credibility?   0 1 2 3 4 5 ___Explain how you know this information and/or your connection with the topic. Includes clear central idea/thesis statement/preview of main points? 0 1 2 3 4 5 MAIN IDEAS: Easy to identify and follow?   0 1 2 3 4 5 Arranged in an effective pattern?      0 1 2 3 4 5 Characterized by smooth transitions?    0 1 2 3 4 5 SUPPORTING MATERIAL: Credible sources, well documented & cited during speech? 0 1 2 3 4 5      High quality verbal supports? ___Number sufficient? 0 1 2 3 4 5  ___Variety effective? (Statistics, expert opinions, definitions,        comparisons, examples, illustrations, and explanatio s) High quality visual support/PowerPoint?  ___see comments on print­out  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ___Interesting? ___Professional? ___Easy to see?___Handled well?___Visual sources cited?  ___Concise text—limited to key words & phrases? ___Printed with 2 slides/page or fewer                                                   ___No credit, due to lack of submitting a printout of the PowerPo Extra visual aid(s): +_____ CONCLUSION:     Summarize topic & main ideas? 0 1 2 3 4 5     Close in a memorable way? 0 1 2 3 4 5       ___Make sure that your tone of voice makes it clear when you’re concluding. DELIVERY characterized by:      Direct eye contact? ___Look throughout entire audience more 0 1 2 3 4 5       ___Hindered by reading notes/screen ___Good at times, add more     Effective movement? 0 1 2 3 4 5 ___Gestures?___Facial expressions?___ Doesn’t stay in one spot?     Minimal (or no) use of notes? 0 1 2 3 4 5     Freedom from distracting mannerisms? [check/circle distractions]   0 1 2 3 4 5 ___"Uh"/"Um"/"And Uh"/"You know"/"Well"/"OK"/“Like”?/”And yeah’/tsk ___Plays with pen, clothes, hair, or jewelry? ___Nervous laugh or cough? ___Slouches, taps feet, paces, or sways?       ___Other?     Effective vocal qualities? ___ Natural, conversational quality? __Reading tone ___Overly formal 0 1 2 3 4 5    ___Rate?___Fluency? ___Volume? ___Pitch?___Expressive?            0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ___Emphasis?___Articulation? ___Pronunciation?___Avoid using question tone for statements     Professional, well­groomed appearance & appropriate attire            0 1 2 3 4 5 Total:  _________ Time: __________ (Should be 3­5 minutes; 5 point deduction for each minute over/under) Name_______________________________________ PREPARATION OUTLINE:  Possible points          Points Earned Proper outline format, sentence outline        5 __________ ___Indent properly at each level to give a clear visual framework for the structure of the speech. ___Fully indent, rather than having second lines of levels back to the left margin to give a clear visual framework        for the structure of the speech. ___Use Roman numerals for the first level, capital letters for the second level, and numbers for the third level. ___Write it out fully in complete sentences like a script. MLA or APA guidelines have been followed         5 __________ (Margins, font, citation method, double­space, etc.) Specific Purpose Statement   2 __________ Introduction:      Includes: attention getter, credibility, audience motivation to listen 4    _________      Thesis statement/preview of main points    4 _________       ___ Include all of the main points in the thesis statement. Body:      2­5 main points, supporting material, organization pattern clear            8  _________ Conclusion:    Summary of main points, closing thought      5 _________ Transitions   3 _________ References    At least three references; listed properly on the bibliograph   5 _________    __ Indent second and subsequent lines of each entry of the          bibliography. (deduction taken in MLA/APA section)    Citations at each point where information from sources is used 5 _________    ___Use a parenthetical citations (in parentheses), not footnotes.    ___Use a parenthetical citation, even when the source is mentioned in the text    ___Citations should be in MLA or APA format. Marked places to change PowerPoint slides and/or use visual aid. 4 _________        TOTAL:           ___________/50 AUDIENCE ANALYSIS: _____Some items were left blank. _____Need to answer the questions under each demographic aspect as a guide in adapting to the specific audience. _____Needs to have more thought put into the analysis. _____Needs more thought to be put into adapting this speech to this particular audience. _____ In the future, in the Audience Adaptation section, give more focus to ways to make the content relevant to             your audience and hold their attention.     TOTAL:           ___________/50


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