Shark Attack Speech Outline

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Justin Gatti SPCH1010 3 February 2018 How to Survive a Shark Attack General Purpose: To inform about shark attacks Specific Purpose: To increase your survival chances if you are attacked I. Introduction (20): A. Who in here enjoys going to the beach? Has anyone been in the water with a shark? I have, and not on purpose. Luckily, I managed to make it out alive. B. Today, I would like to take a few minutes to talk to you about shark attacks, why they happen and how to increase your chances of surviving them. C. Roughly 75 million Americans visit the beach every year. How many of those visitors enter the water? How many of them have any idea what to do if they see a shark? On the off chance you have to face off with a shark, here’s how to be prepared and live to tell about it. D.…show more content…
Body (30) A. Shark attacks are actually pretty rare for the number of people that enter the water every year. The risk of being attacked by a shark is about 1 in 11.5 million. Although shark population has declined every year, the number of attacks has steadily increased due to the human population growing. 1. With only 152 shark attack fatalities since 1580, you are more likely to be attacked and killed by many other things. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History you are more likely to be killed by an alligator, lightning, a tornado, sand, do it yourself projects, or bicycling. Believe it or not, you are also 33 times more likely to be killed by a dog. 2. Attacks fall into two types: provoked and unprovoked. Provoked attacks are easy to explain. Don’t go sticking your hands where they don’t belong, then they won’t get bit! Unprovoked attacks are common among surfers, usually because they are mistaken for a meal. Scientists have figured out three different kinds of unprovoked attacks: the hit and run, the bump and bite and the sneak attack. Knowing statistics is great, but that won’t keep you out of a shark’s

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