Informative Speech Outline
Specific Purpose: To explain to my classmates the different types of dreams
Central Idea: In order to explain the different types of dreams I’ll talk about first, nightmares; second, lucid dreams; and third, day dreams.
A. Attention-getter: Have you ever had a dream that felt so real? Like you were able to feel the different things going on and you thought it was real life. Or have you ever fell asleep and didn’t know you were asleep until you woke up? Or have you ever woken up in the middle of a dream and wanted to go back to sleep because it was such a good dream? Yes, I know, dreams are fascinating.
B. Credibility Material: I have always been interested in what dreams really are. Since I sleep a lot, I tend to have a bunch of different dreams. In particular, I am interested in day dreams, lucid dreams, and nightmares.
C. Relevance to audience
D. Preview of speech: In order to explain the different types of dreams I’ll talk about first, nightmares; second, lucid dreams; and third, day dreams.
1) Main Point #1 Full sentence: The first type of dream is a nightmare.
a. Sub-point sentence: A common nightmare that people have is spiders and snakes.
Supporting material: Alex Lukeman, graduate of Boston University, says in his 2000 work “Nightmares: How to Make Sense of Your Darkest Dreams” that depending on your gender it can have a different meaning. If you are a male it can represent a black widow. For females, the spider can represent an evil male force in your life.
b. Sub-point sentence: Another common nightmare that people have is being chased.
Supporting material: It is also stated in the same book that sooner or later most of everyone will dream about being chased. He is explaining how fear, stress or insecurity are the three main reasons for having chase dreams. Sometimes these dreams are repetitive.
(There are dreams that happen when you’re asleep as well as awake.)
2) Main Point #2 Full sentence: The second type of dream is a lucid dream.
a. Sub-point sentence: A common lucid dream that people have is of the dead.
Supporting material: Author, Charlie Morely, wrote in his 2015 work Lucid Dreaming:...