SELF-INTRODUCTION BASIC OUTLINE Ashley Lark Self-Introduction Outline Topic: My artifact, a locked book Purpose: To inform my audience about who I am Thesis: A locked book is a symbolic book that represents me in three ways. A. Introduction 1. Attention getter: Many people use locked books to hide things from others, you might as well or when you were younger. 2. Reason to listen: Each of you could benefit from learning more about me and discovering our common or differing interests and characteristics. 3. Thesis Statement: A locked book is a symbolic book that represents me in three ways. 4. Preview of main points: a. A locked book is locked for only you. b. A locked book holds many secrets. c. A locked book won't open to others. Transition: Now that you know about some of my interests that make me unique, I will show you how a locked book represents me. B. There are three ways a locked book represents who I am. 1. This book is only meant for one person and not multiple. a. I like to keep to myself or one best friend. b. I won’t talk to you’re if a stranger c. I still don’t tell everything to close people 2. Everyone trusts locked books to hold what they don’t want others to know. a. Lots of people trust me to keep their secrets. b. I won’t tell others business Transition: Now that I’ve told you a little bit about how they represent me. I will tell you why i'm like this. 3. C. A locked book won’t open to others. a. I keep everything to myself and won’t let others in. b. others would share my business c. why would i share others Conclusion 1. Review of main points: a. A locked book is only for you. b. A locked book holds many secrets. c. A locked book won’t open to others. 2. Restate thesis: A locked book is a symbolic book that represents me in three ways. 3. Closure: Now, like I stated before we all have secrets and some may put them in a locked book but others don’t. I am a locked book.