Josh Hamilton

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Rachel M
Prof. Sarah Collins
COMM 1113 – Summer 2015
Speech #2

An Informative Speech on Josh Hamilton

General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Josh Hamilton before cocaine took over his life, during the use of cocaine, and now as he is recovering from the addiction. Organizational Pattern: Topical Order INTRODUCTION

I. Attention Getter: I have a story to tell you about a boy, blessed with a God given talent, who grew up to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. A wonderful story, except that after becoming that amazing athlete, a monster crept into his life that has and will change it forever. Let me tell you about his journey.

II. Credibility Position: Through thorough research about Josh Hamilton, his life and his career, I am excited to share with you many of the interesting facts and stories that I have learned.

III. Reveal Topic: Lots of people in this world struggle with addiction, but only some people are blessed enough to get the opportunity to get their life back before the drugs.

IV. Preview: Today I would like to share with you about Josh Hamilton prior to his drug use, during the use of cocaine, and now as he is recovering from the addiction.

(Transition: First let’s take a look at the kind of person Josh was prior to drugs.)

BODY OF SPEECH
I. Main Point # 1: a. From the age of six, Josh spent as much time as he could at the ball fields. Even if it was just to shag balls for his brother’s team in hopes that after the older kids were finished he would get to take batting practice. b. At age 15, Josh played for a coach named Johnny Narron who at the time was also scouting for the Braves, he said this of Josh, “The strong kid matures earlier and is stronger, but he tops out. Things even out by the time he…...

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