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Informative speech about education

It is with great honor to be with you today to share with you the importance of education. Education has been an essential process for everyone because it leads to a better future. Life without education means you will not understand what is happening around you. Education plays an important role in providing us with adequate knowledge and helps us interpret things and apply the knowledge in real life. Even though education is not limited to classroom settings, we can learn from experience and events, but still education is the foundation of learning.  Education does not only provide us with knowledge, but it also helps us be conscious about our behavior, hence, shaping our character.

Education provides us with additional knowledge about our environment what is expected of us. Through education, we become more civilized and mature. Therefore, good education makes us more human.  As we, all know that education is the key to success; it gives us the opportunity to see the world from different perspectives and open doors to various career opportunities. Education is linked to economic success, therefore, investing in education meaning having a better chance to be employed and living a better life in the future.

Every student needs a college degree to increase his chances of being employed in the formal sectors. Workers with college degrees earn more money compared to those without college degrees. Researchers reveal that an additional year of schooling raises individuals earning the power to more than 15 percent compared to others with standard qualifications. One of the recent studies by the education expert states that four years of college can increase your earnings in the labor market by 65 percent. It is clear that education and economic achievement are intertwined and for this reason, education is the main driver for achieving equal employment opportunities for everyone. Even though the country has made progress by opening doors to enable everyone to have equal education opportunities we need to put more efforts to enable the minority groups to see the benefits of education.

When I reflect back on my education attainment as an African American, I can say that we have achieved a lot in the past few years. High school dropout rate has reduced among African Americans for the past decades compared to other minority groups; this is an encouraging trend that we need to maintain to have a bright future that awaits us. Education can do wonders, to build confidence in making key decisions in life. If we have adequate knowledge, we can easily understand and accept failure and handle success properly.  The only way to reach our career success is to set our life goals where education forms part of it. Everyone wants to succeed in life by earning higher salaries a living a comfortable life. We all need money to survive it is through acquiring a good education that we can achieve our goals in life. Lastly, education is important not only for an individual, but also for the progress of our nation. We need to equip ourselves with adequate knowledge to enable us to improve the economy in the future.

Even if education is not among the basic needs, we need to realize without education the country cannot prosper; therefore, an educated society will make the country become a better place to live in. In conclusion, being educated means being empowered and discovering our talents so that we can sharpen them and make use of them to improve our future lives. Thank you for your time.

Sample Informative Speech

This sample informative speech is on the topic of caffeine... its beneficial effects AND its negative effects.

I drink a lot of coffee, so I was wondering how that might affect my health. This inspired me to do some research on the subject, which made it the perfect topic on which to base my sample speech. It's something in which I have an interest and something I have researched thoroughly (and therefore know something about!).

I hope you enjoy it and can use it as an example for writing your own informative speech.

There are lots more free sample of speeches here, so make sure you check those out too!

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The Truth About Caffeine

How many of you here consider yourself caffeine addicts? How much coffee do you drink in a day? One cup? Two cups? More? How about caffeinated sodas?

Caffeine is pervasive in our society these days and every few months we hear about how a study has shown that it is bad for us or good for us. What are we to believe?

Today, I'd like to give you some of the facts about caffeine and its effects on your body. I may not cause you to change your coffee consumption, but at least you'll be better informed about what you are putting into your body.

I'm going to talk about the beneficial effects of caffeine, the negative effects and discuss what are considered to be 'safe' levels of caffeine consumption.

Let's start with the good news. Caffeine, which comes from the leaves, seeds and fruits of about 63 different plants, is well known as a stimulant. That's why people drink it, right?

Caffeine does help you wake up and feel more alert and it has been shown to increase attention spans. This is a beneficial effect for people who are driving long distances and for people who are doing tedious work. Calling this a health benefit may be stretching it, though staying awake while you are driving a car definitely contributes to your well-being!

Caffeine also contains antioxidants, which have been shown to have cancer prevention qualities.

The negative effects of caffeine are largely dependent on how much you consume.

When consumed in small quantities - for example, when you have one cup of coffee or one soda - caffeine can increase your heart rate, cause you to urinate more (which can cause dehydration) and prompt your digestive system to produce more acid.

In larger amounts, caffeine can cause you to have headaches, feel restless and nervous, be unable to sleep, and even - in very large quantities - to have hallucinations. (Don't try that at home!)

When larger amounts of caffeine (over 600 mg per day) are ingested over long periods of time, they can cause sleep problems, depression and digestion issues.

According to a Medline article on the National Institutes of Health website, having caffeine in your diet is not of any benefit to your health, but by the same token moderate consumption is not considered harmful.

They say that having up to 3 eight ounce cups of coffee a day - or 250 mg of caffeine - is considered (quote) "average or moderate". 10 cups of coffee a day is considered excessive. Also, remember that the amount of caffeine per cup can vary greatly depending on the type of beans that are used and the strength of the brew.

Most sodas with caffeine, unless they are specially enhanced, have about 35 mg of caffeine per 8 ounces. This means that you don't have to worry TOO much unless you are drinking several 2 liter bottles per day. Also, the effect of caffeine on you personally will depend on a number of factors, such as your weight, general health, mood and personal sensitivity to caffeine.

As you can see, caffeine can have both positive and negative effects on our health and well-being. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that if you drink your coffee or sodas in moderation, you don't have to worry too much.

So, the next time you are wondering whether or not you should have that second cup of coffee to perk you up, relax. At least now you know what it will - and won't - do for you!



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Hopefully this sample informative speech focused on a subject that interests me has helped you see that informative speech topics don't have to be dull or boring!

Pick a subject you enjoy so that when researching the topic you'll be discovering new facts that you really WANT to know!


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