Informative Speech Outline and Speech

Informative Speech Outline and Speech



Informative Speech Outline and Speech

Subject of Discussion: The Life of the Titanic

Purpose: To offer information to my respective audience regarding one of the few water-based calamities that affected the entire world, even presently.

 Particular Objective: Regardless of its portrayal in the entertainment scene and the actual occurrence of the accident, the Titanic’s destruction continues to be a rather popular and infamous occurrence throughout history.

  1. Introduction
  2. Capturing the Audience’s Attention:  In the novel, The Wreck of the Titan, Morgan Robertson wrote about an impermeable and indestructible ship. The vessel referred to as the Titan by the author travelled through to New York from England with wealthy passengers. Nevertheless, while en route to New York, the massive ship collided with an iceberg and despite its strong frame, sunk to oblivion (Robertson, 2012). Additionally, numerous lives were lost on that night since the ship lacked enough lifeboats to rescue the passengers from the cold water and resultant hypothermia. However, the interesting aspect of this narrative is that it was written 14 years prior to the sinking of the Titanic ship.
  3. Why Listen: The destruction of the Titanic grew to be a landmark casualty in history due to the many lives that were lost despite the tragedy being not related to war. This further influences one to be more knowledgeable and informed about other incidences that elicited grievous results.
  4. Thesis Statement: From the actual occurrence to its portrayal in the entertainment scene, the devastation of the Titanic continues to be among the most infamous tragic incidences in history.
  5. Statement of Authenticity: Over the years, I have always posed a considerable interest in expanding my knowledge regarding the Titanic and the events encompassing the ship. The exposure of the Titanic’s sinking in popular media such as motion pictures influenced me to gather numerous books as well as electronic material for research purposes.
  6. Reviewing Major Points: Firstly, I will provide a general discourse on the Titanic respectively. Secondly, I will provide a discussion that entails the events leading to the ship’s sinking. Lastly, I will focus on the occurrence’s presentation in the movie made regarding it.
  7. Ranging from its portrayal in the entertainment scene to the actual disaster, the Titanic and the sinking of the respective ship contribute considerably to the list of tragic incidences that characterized global history.
  8. It was believed that the ship was the most sophisticated, secure and significant vessel ever erected in history. During the period of her launch, the Titanic was perceived as the largest ship and locomotive object ever developed by man. Accordingly, the ship was over 880 feet long and amassed a weight equal to 46000 tons. In comparison to other ships, the vessel was longer by 100 feet and heavier by 15000 tons. Moreover, the Titanic provided room for nearly 2400 passengers and 900 crewmembers.
  9. In terms of the interior décor, the ship was furnished with wealthy objects that ranged from furniture to fittings, parlor suites, dining rooms and other flashy entertainment and relaxation spots within the ship.
  10. The Titanic was also viewed as the safest vessel in the world. Accordingly, the ship possessed an external layer that was built to prevent the water from entering the ship if pierced. The ship’s bottom was also apportioned into 16 waterproof rooms with autonomous watertight doors.
  11. Transition: In spite of the strong features that the Titanic possessed, the ship unfortunately encountered a tragedy on its course.
  12. Indeed, the ship collided with an iceberg after four days from the initial departure time. The start of the journey was ordinary and the weather was amicable enough for the purposes of sailing.
  13.  Interestingly, the Atlantic Ocean was free from icebergs and any other weather-formed structures at the start of the day (Maxtone-Graham, 2012).
  14. However, after travelling deep into the ocean, the ship hit an iceberg and from that point, started to sink. This is because five of the compartments were already full of water after the collision (Maxtone-Graham, 2012).
  15. After this, operations such as the conveyance of distress signals were sent in order to rescue the passengers, but there was no sight of any ship at the time. As the vessel sank, a handful of passengers managed to survive due to the presence of 20 lifeboats, which carried children and women first (Maxtone-Graham, 2012).
  16. Transition: After learning from the history, a motion picture was created regarding the Titanic.
  17. The film, directed and produced by James Cameron, sought to capture the events that the Titanic encountered.
  18.  However, the film was marred with large financial expenses that exceeded 250 million dollars (Marsh, Cameron & Kirkland, 2012).
  19. Eventually, the film was immensely successful since it was capable of gaining over 600 million dollars in America alone and 1.8 billion dollars globally (Marsh, Cameron & Kirkland, 2012).
  20. Conclusion:
  21. First, I provided a discourse on the ship’s structure. Secondly, I focused on the ship’s sinking and lastly, I provided information concerning the motion picture made for the ship.
  22. Restatement of Thesis: From the actual occurrence to its portrayal in the entertainment scene, the devastation of the Titanic continues to be among the most infamous tragic incidences in history.


Marsh, E. W., Cameron, J., & Kirkland, D. (2012). James Cameron’s Titanic. New York, NY: Harper Design.

Maxtone-Graham, J. (2012). Titanic tragedy: A new look at the lost liner. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

Robertson, M. (2012). The wreck of the Titan. London: Hesperus.

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