choose four different current event topics that you might want to cover in your presentation, the informative speech. For each topic, list the general purpose statement, a specific purpose statement, the central idea, and a few potential points. Include a paragraph or two describing your thoughts on the usefulness of brainstorming and the ways you can improve its use in the future.
The four current topics i will cover in my presentation includes racism across in the United States, gay marriages, legalization of marijuana, and the implications of Donald Trump’s big win.
1. Racism in the United States
General Purpose Statement: There are significant impacts of Racism in the United States.
Specific Purpose Statement: There are exist economic and political impacts of Racism in the United States.
Central Idea: There are significant impacts of racism on the United States citizens.
For years now, racism has been a major concern in the United States leading to adverse economic growth and progress (Halliday, Matthiessen & Matthiessen, 2014). Racism limits diversity in the organizations as well as discrimination of persons who would be productive for the economy.
2. Gay Marriages
General Purpose Statement: There are dangers of gay marriages on morality in the United States.
Specific Purpose Statement: The legalization of gay marriages impacts the morals in the U.S.
Central Idea: The legalization of the morals impacts on the gay marriages in the United States.
The legalization of the gay marriages will impact on the morals of the society. The main concept of the gay marriages relates to the erosion of morals. From a religious perspective, the Christians believe that God intended marriage to be between opposite sex partners. Such actions will lead the instability of emotional growth.
3. Legalization of Abortion
General Purpose Statement: The legalization of abortion in the United States.
Specific Purpose Statement: The conflicts associated with the legalization of abortion in the United States.
Central Idea: Legalization of abortion is a controversial subject in the United States.
The negative effects of legalization of abortion include religious conflicts in the society. The main impacts includes that the legalization of abortion encourages unprotected sex (Williams, 2012). Abortion exposes the citizens to contraction of diseases and loss of lives.
4. Donald Trump’s big win
General Purpose Statement: The impacts of the economy in the United States.
Specific Purpose Statement: The win of Donald Trump for the U.S election impacts on the U.S economy.
Central Idea: The economic concerns related to the win of Donald Trump in the U.S election.
Following the unpredicted results of the presidential race in United States, the win of Donald Trump could have significant consequences on the U.S economy. The global markets and leaders are concerned about the impact of U.S election results.
Benefits of Brainstorming
Brainstorming has a lot of benefits in the problem solving process. Brainstorming provides an equal opportunity for everyone to participate thus creating a wide range of ideas. The diverse experience from participants increases the richness of ideas and thus providing better solutions to the problems (Deuja, Kohn, Paulus & Korde, 2014). The use of brainstorming in problem solving can be improved by preparing the participants in advance of the problem for them to brainstorm individually.
Deuja, A., Kohn, N. W., Paulus, P. B., & Korde, R. M. (2014). Taking a broad perspective before brainstorming. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18(3), 222.
Halliday, M., Matthiessen, C. M., & Matthiessen, C. (2014). An introduction to functional grammar. London, UK: Routledge.
Williams, B. (2012). Morality: An introduction to ethics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.