Skating Informative Speech

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Name: Brooke Bowyer Speech Topic: Kristi Yamaguchi General Purpose: Inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about renown figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi Thesis Statement: Through her accomplishments as an Olympic gold medalist, author, mother, wife and philanthropist, Kristi Yamaguchi exemplified what it is to be a professional woman athlete. I. Introduction A. ATTENTION GETTER: So how many of you have had the chance to experience the very fun yet difficult activity of ice-skating? If you have, I would probably have to guess that you remember how awkward it felt the first time you got on the ice and that it doesn’t feel very good when you fall. B. INTRODUCE SELF/TOPIC: Hello everybody, my name is Brooke Bowyer, and today I am going to inform you about Kristi …show more content…

ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: My grandma was a figure skater and because she shared her love of skating with me, I grew up following Kristi Yamaguchi. Based on my previous knowledge and recent research, I will be able to inform you as to why Yamaguchi is one of the best woman athletes to date. E. PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: Today, I will be presenting information about her early life, accomplishments during her career, and her present life. II. Main Point One: According to a book titled Kristi Yamaguchi: Artist on Ice, Yamaguchi’s skating career started when she was just six years old. A. She gained her interest after watching Dorothy Hamill win a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics. Kristi, however, was not considered the ultimate candidate for figure skating. She was born with a severe foot disorder called clubfoot, also known as “pigeon-toed” in which her feet would turn inward. Her doctor claimed the disorder needed to be fixed so she could walk properly. Believing that skating would strengthen her legs, her parents supported her curiosity in ice-skating. B. Kristi entered her first skating competition when she was 7 years old and won. Kristi kept progressing and became very advanced for her

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