Hand Washing Persuasive Speech

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INTRODUCTION: Quick look at your hands do you see them. (attention) Do I see what you might be asking? Well the millions of bacteria that are currently hanging out on your hands. (credibility) I am here today to focus in on how you can protect yourself from these invisible killers. Probably the single most repeated thing in my nursing classes has been hand washing. (rapport) You might be thinking well I am not a nursing student so this does not apply to me, but I hope to prove to you the importance of washing your hands several times a day. The problem I want to focus on is that many people don’t wash their hands, people need to wash their hands, and you should wash your hands many times a day. (preview)

TRANSITION: Your hands are constantly being …show more content…

Don’t wash their hands after meals potentially leaving saliva and bacteria from their mouth.
2. After infecting their hands with bacteria by a. Sneezing b. Coughing c. Touching a cut d. Touching their mouth
3. After using the restroom
B. Many Men don’t wash their hands.
1. A study by the university of Pennsylvania State found that, “using public restrooms on a university campus indicated that 37% of men observed washed their hands with soap” (Johnson) (expert)
2. Don’t wash their hands after working outside bringing in any number of unknown bacteria into the house.
C. Many Women don’t wash their hands.
1. A study by the university of Pennsylvania State found that, “using public restrooms on a university campus indicated that 61% of women observed washed their hands with soap” (Johnson) (expert)
2. Don’t was their hands before making a meal infecting the food with any bacteria present on their hands.

TRANSITION: Now that we have looked in to some of the groups of people that don’t wash their hands you might still be think okay they don’t wash their hands big deal. The problem is it really is a big deal that they are not washing their hands because they are facilitating the spread of infectious

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