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Informative Speech: Stress Management

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General Purpose: To inform the audience about the cause, affect and ways to manage stress.

Specific Purpose Statement: The audience will learn what causes stress and how stress can affect their health, and how they can manage their everyday stress with different techniques.

INTRODUCTION

Attention Getter: Life is like a huge roller coaster, a journey full of twists and turns, and ups and downs. And sometimes in this journey there arises various situations where one is unable to deal with these turns, let alone have the energy to face the ups and downs. In situations when the downward spiral becomes difficult to overcome it seems to linger on and on. The major cause of such feelings, are the chaotic activities of life. Stress is no stranger to our daily life. Stress in its severer form can lead to everything that we care about and love become strained and puts a burden on our physical and mental health. Therefore, we must take a hold of our stress, hang on to life and practice helpful techniques to vanish these stressful dilemmas. When we understand our situation, the better we will be able to get through them with ease.

TRS: In the next few minutes, I will discuss important and useful information about the causes, affects and the effective techniques to help reduce stress.

Significance/Credibility: Source “According to…”

Connective: (makes sure the audience knows you’re moving from the Introduction into the first Main Point of the Body)

BODY

I. What causes stress in life is how people perceive situations that come their way.

A. A majority of the time people stress themselves out by worrying about things.

1. Catherine Pulser once said, “How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basi...


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...Sleep is as important as nutrition and exercise when preparing for peak performance.”
D. Other techniques to reducing stress, is listening to music, pampering yourself a massage/spa day, talking it out to family/friends, baking/cooking, praying/meditating and even playing with your pet.

Connective: There are many ways and techniques one can do to deal and reduce stress in their everyday life - everybody is different.

CONCLUSION

Summary: In Conclusion, the way someone perceives life can cause them stress, although some stress is beneficial, too much stress is harmful to our health, but thankfully there are many techniques one can do to reduce stress in their life.

Closing Statement: So remember life is a roller coaster full of ups and downs and twist and turns, so enjoy the ride and all its experiences life throws your way with a positive outlook.




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