Luck Informative Speech

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Title: Luck
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: After my speech, the audience should know about the difference kinds of luck.
Central Idea: Luck is everywhere and can be made into a mindset.
Preview: I will discuss the idea of luck, the different kinds of luck, and how someone can make their own luck.
Introduction
I. Attention Getter: What are the chances of winning the lottery? 1 in 176 million. What are the odds of a shark attack? 1 in 3,748,067
A. Reason to Listen: The sinking of the Titanic was one of the largest non-war related disasters in history, and it is important to be knowledgeable about the past.
B. Central idea: From the disaster to the movie, the sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies in history.
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The idea of luck has dated back to before the rise of civilization.
a. Early Mesopotamia inscribed their achievements as well as their defeats, logging the sacrifices and practices to the gods for assistance. Marvin Perry, Western Civilization: A Brief History, 10th Edition

Connective: Now that I’ve discussed the idea of luck, I will now discuss the different kinds of luck, and how they can be effective.
B. There are many different kinds of luck; that which we create, that which happens, and that which happens because we say it happens.
1. Luck can be made by forming a higher percentage for a desired outcome.
a. For example: During the rise of the Roman Empire warriors would make sacrifices in order to gain the favor of the gods, or to give them a winning edge. This same edge could be classified as luck, which was made in the hopes that the gods would smile upon them.
b. By creating scenarios where a person cannot lose, they feel as if they have a large amount of luck.
2. Luck which we create is based on different factors, but all contribute to a greater feeling of self worth and confidence.
a. For example: by studying for a test, there is a higher probability that the grade received on that test will be higher than if no studying had been done at
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