Formal Outline Informative Presentation about Lance Armstrong
1 . Attention Getter: There’s a moment in almost every one’s life when they learn how to ride a bicycle without training wheels. For some it’s a stepping stone and for other it’s a moment which leads them into an athletic pathway of worldwide fame, without even knowing about it.
2. Listener Relevance: Almost anyone, if not everyone in this room has ridden a bicycle before sometime in their life. . Speaker Credibility: After Ewing on many long road bike experiences myself, I know the feeling of complete exhaustion and wanting to stop because my legs hurt so bad. I have always wondered how professional cyclist can overcome this feeling and train day-in and day-out.
4. Thesis: I am here this morning to inform you about one of the most well known cyclist in the world, Lance Armstrong.
5. Preview: I’m not going to tell you a biography of Armstrong life, but rather three Important aspects of his career.
First I will explain how he had to overcome cancer during his cycling career, secondly how e became such a well known cyclist and lastly his use of Illegal drugs to enhance his cycling career. Body: 1. First Main Point: In 1996 Lance Armstrong, at the age of 24, was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer which had spread to his lungs and brain. A. Supporting Point #1 : This was a big moment In Lance Armstrong’s career because earlier that year he was ranked as the number one cyclist In the world. Armstrong was given a 50 percent chance of survival and went under five different surgeries.
It wasn’t looking DOD for his cycling career (Separator (2004). B. Supporting Point #2: However the odds must have been In his favor because only five months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, he made a full recovery and began training for future races. Transition: The full recovery of cancer was only a minor speed bump In what was going to happen next In his life. 2. Second Mall Point: After battling testicular cancer for five months, Lance Armstrong went on to win seven consecutive Tour De France races or some might say lee Tour De France. Curran (2013) a.
Supporting Point #1 : Lance Armstrong was the second American to ever win a Tour De France race. B. Supporting Point #2: He brought such pride to his country as he had done something so remarkable that no other cyclist had done before; winning seven consecutive Tour De France races. Translation: After the seven terrific years of winning, something was about to happen which would hurt and finish Lance Armstrong’s career forever.
3. Third Mall Point: “There comes a point In every man’s life when he has to say Enough Is enough,” famous words spoken from Lance Armstrong himself.
As many of you may know, Lance Armstrong fully admitted to using a variety of different drugs to better his cycling skills. (Blessings 2012) a. Supporting Point : Armstrong used utilization of masking agents. B. Supporting Point #2: When athletes such as Lance Armstrong, use game boosting drugs to help their athletic career, it becomes a big event in history. After his announcement on August of 2012, Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles and was forever banned from professional cycling.