Persuasive Speech November 28, 2001 Topic: Tourism In America General

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Persuasive Speech November 28, 2001 Topic: Tourism in America General Purpose: To raise awareness of how much tourism means for our economy.Specific Purpose: To convince my audience this winter break to travel somewhere outside of the state they are from.Organizational Pattern: Monroe?s Motivated Sequence Visual Aids: Transparencies Rhetorical Strategies: narrative Attention Step I. ?Every minute since September 11, 2001 the airline industry loses half a million dollars.? (Greiling, 2001) A. Although the events of September 11 have affected all of us in one way or another, the tourism industry was hardest hit.1. The tourism industry has been devastated in the past two months, losing an overall combined 20 billion dollars.2. Tourism accounts for roughly over 33% of America?s Gross National Product. (Washburg, 2001 New York Times) a. So as one can see through these numbers tourism is a big part of America?s economy and stability.B. The sudden decline in the industry has had a very big and negative impact on businesses across the country, as well as the economy as a whole, which can been seen in the sudden huge layoffs experienced by most major companies around the country like Microsoft, Boeing, and Ford.Need Step I. Technically to have a true recession there needs to be two consecutive quarters of economic decline, we have already had one quarter of decline and after what happened in September it looks like we are headed for a true recession. (Marat Egyan, 2001) A. Our country hasn?t experienced a recession in over a decade, and with a recession every American is affected in a negative adverse way.B. Even Allen Greenspan the most powerful financial man in the world is fearing a recession.1. He has taken numerous steps after September 11 to try and help the economy and even the tourism industry.a. He had the Fed cut the interest rate by a half of a percent, which is a big deal in the economic world.b. He testified in front of congress explaining the real need to help out the tourist industry, including the airlines, railroads, and ocean cruises.c. And he has also traveled ten times across the country in the past two months, flying on domestic airlines to show his support of the economy and the tourist industry.C. There has been major concern that the entire tourist industry of America will collapse.1. The airline industry just recently asked congress for a two billion dollar bail out, considering there huge loses, along with the other parts of the industry asking congress for a combined 1.5 billion dollars.b. There has only been one successful government bailout in the history of our country, which was the bailout of Chrysler the car company during the depression. (Sandra, 1998) 1a. Ironically when the government issued the bailout during the depression it wasn?t even originally suppose to help Chrysler.1. The airlines are only part of the tourist industry, with the other major parts being ocean cruises, rail travel, hotels, and resorts.a. Travel...

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