Jeffrey Klassen 2/6/07 Presentation Plan Narrowed Topic: Underage Drinking Story Message: I will communicate to my audience a different side

of underage drinking and some possible negative outcomes that could result from underage drinking. Audience: My Communication Skills class. Purpose: To entertain my audience. Performance Goal: I need to work on keeping this speech within the appropriate time constraints. Introduction Attention-getting strategy: How many of you have been caught drinking? Connection with audience: Just like a few of you, I have and received some pretty serious consequences from it. Focus/preview statement: Although drinking may be a social event for many college students, I had to first-hand experience the negative, darker side of drinking that is not talked about as much. This seemingly normal activity ended with some serious consequences for me that I would like you to consider. I. It all started out on a Saturday evening at a neighborhood party. A. Offered a drink by a neighbor B. Went back for several more drinks II. I wanted more alcohol, so I called up a friend. A. He came and picked me up B. Drank a lot at his house C. This is where things got irresponsible and out of control III. My friend brought me back to my house and I got into bed A. I threw up B. My parents came home and knew something was wrong IV. My parents called the ambulance A. I was brought to the ambulance in front of all my neighbors naked B. A catheter was used Conclusion Reconnect: I was not grounded after the night’s events, but my parents went a long way to let me know they were disappointed with me. This was worse than getting in trouble. Additionally, I had to apologize to each of my neighbors for what I had done and what they had seen.

Conclusion: Because of all the embarrassment, this experience was a nightmare for me. Today, largely because of this experience, I have chosen to make myself alcohol free. Presentational Aid: Shot Glass