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Month: March, 2014

Persuasive Speech

March 22, 2014

Kashetah Bedford

Public Speaking

Persuasive Speech Outline

Topic:    Mysteries of the Bible

General Purpose:     To Persuade

Specific Purpose:    To inform my audience about the mystery surrounding certain stories of the Bible.


  1. Attention Getter: While watching Ancient Alien’s on the History Channel, the topic for this particular evening was the prophet Ezekiel and his detailed description of what he saw in chapter 1.
  2. Reason to Listen:  In the book Chariots of the Gods, it’s author, a devoted Catholic questioned felt Ezekiel’s account of what he saw was too much outrageous to be heavenly. This was proven by a NASA engineer.

The Book

  1. How did Blumrich learn about it
  2. Chapter 4

Transition:  Chariot’s of the Gods was the talk of the town.

  1. Blumrich’s interpretation of the book
  2. Initial reaction
  3. Follow up
  4. What does the Bible say?

Conclusion: Blumrich develops a model of the craft based on the verses on Ezekiel. Picture is shown


Chariot’s of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. 1970, Erich von Daniken Translated by Michael Heron




“The Evidence.” Ancient Aliens. History Channel. 2010



Speech #3 Informative

March 9, 2014

Kashetah Bedford

Public Speaking

Informative Outline

Topic:               The Ancient Astronaut Theory

General Purpose:     To Inform

Specific Purpose:    To inform my audience about the mystery and questions behind the ideal ancient astronauts theory and examples to support idea..

Thesis:        Scientists and theorist point out reason as to why extraterrestrials could have had a large influence on our ancient cultures, architecture, and shaping of mankinds.

I.   Introduction

  1. Attention Getter:  The ancient astronaut theory is the idea that aliens visited earth in the distant past and gave primitive man the knowledge tools required to create structures and mathematics
  2. Reason to Listen:  Consider this, for 2,000 million years our ancestors lived in caves.  They spent their time hunting and gathering foods and materials needed for survival, but what changed?  Out of nowhere, they began building huge monuments and no one knows why.  It is truly the biggest mystery today.

II.  The Great Pyramid of Giza

  1. Construction
  2. Celestial Alignment

Transition:  Now that I have discussed the pyramids, I will now talk about Baghdad battery

III. Baghdad Battery

  1. Origin
  2. Capabilities

Conclusion:  The Ancient Astronaut Theory is just that, a theory… a series of questions to keep us talking about and thinking of the stars.


The Great Pyramid: A Miracle in Stone, 1973, Joseph A. Seiss

Jaromir Malék, The Old Kingdom (c.2686-2160 B.C.E) in The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (ed. Ian Shaw), Oxford University Press, 2000. p.94




Gascoigne, Bamber. HistoryWorld. From 2001, ongoing. http://www.historyworld.net