Informative Speech On Bill Gates

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INTRODUCTION START SPEAKING HERE I. ATTENTION GETTER – Opening Statement/Question? How many of you have used Microsoft Word in the past 24 hours? Or used a Microsoft PowerPoint? Or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets? Odds are, everyone here has used these recently. A. “I’ve always been an optimist and I suppose that is rooted in my belief that the power of creativity and intelligence can make the world a better place.” (“Bill Gates”) B. “I believe that computers are the most incredible tool we can use to feed our curiosity and inventiveness – to help us solve problems that even the smartest people couldn’t solve on their own.” (“Bill Gates”) II. Central Idea/Thesis Statement: Today I want to talk to you about the philanthropic life of Bill Gates and how his charity and computer success has forever changed the world. A. Relate the Topic to the Audience: While none of us have ever met Bill Gates, everyone here has most likely heard of him, and thanks to him, we can all effectively use computers to their full potential. B. Establish Personal Credibility: I am a business major here and I thoroughly researched Bill Gates and the charity he runs with his wife. III. Preview of Main Points: A. First I will discuss Bill Gates’ childhood and education. B. Then I will discuss Microsoft and Bill Gates’s involvement in creating the company. C. Lastly, I will discuss The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Transition to Body of

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