i need a conclusion to my speech. it is due in 3 days and i have no idea what to put. it is supposed to be 5-7minutes long, and i’m only at 4min 10sec. plz help??
This is my speech so far. (Rough Draft)
What if I dropped a big hairy tarantula down you back or took you on a ski lift so high in the air that the people at the bottom looked like tiny ants? What if I turned out the lights and left you alone in utter darkness. Would you shriek? Panic? Hyperventilate? How about collapse? Think of your worst fear everyone. Close your eyes. Imagine it. Is this painful for you? Would you do anything to make it go away? Well folks, that is not just a fear. It’s a phobia.
According to the Webster’s Dictionary, phobia is defined as an exaggerated, inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, situation or idea.
There are three types of phobias; social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobias.
Social phobia occurs when there is a fear of social situations, such as small groups of people at parties. People with social phobia have no confidence with people they don’t know, and fear that strangers are being critical of them. They may also fear that they will behave in an embarrassing way, such as blushing or shaking in public.
Agoraphobia is the fear of being in any situation that might cause a panic attack or which escape may be difficult. These places include large open spaces.
Specific phobia is the fear of a specific object, such as the fear of children, pedophobia: the fear of numbers, numerophobia; and the fear of clowns, Coulrophobia. (kool-row-phobia)
When someone has a phobia and has an encounter with it, that person will start to get dizzy, breathless, or nauseated. If the phobia is strong enough, the person will have a panic attack. A panic attack is when a person starts to sweat, shake and breathe heavily. It can cause someone to think something awful is going to happen, that he or she can’t escape, or they might lose control.
By now, you might be thinking, what causes a phobia? First off, I will inform you that phobias are quite common, and affect more than 10% of the population. The main cause of this mental disorder is a traumatic event that was stored in a person’s memory. Phobias may also be genetic, passed down from one generation to the next. Other phobias are left un-explained, with no apparent reason for their occurrence.
My grandmother has Ophidiophobia. (Oh-fee-dee-o-phobia) This is the fear of snakes. Her fear was so intense, even the thought of snakes made her nauseous and dizzy. She got rid of her fear bit by bit, but it never completely disappeared. She told me that she has no idea why she has this fear.
Now that you know what a phobia is, and you know the symptoms, let me inform you of the treatments. There are quite a few treatment options for the Phobic, and this is just one option. In exposure treatments, the patient is exposed to their fear in order to help them overcome their fear. In this, the patient is confronted by their fear for an extended length of time without the opportunity to escape. The goal of this method is to help the person face their fear and realize that the fear will not harm them.
So you know the definition, the cause, and the treatment. So how about I tell you the names.
First off, the most common phobia is Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders. 50% of women have a fear of spiders.
Dendrophobia (Den-dro-phobia) is the fear of trees. Chaetophobia (Chae-to-phobia) is the fear of hair. Arachibutyrophobia (a-raycheye-buttie-row-phobia) is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. The fear of going to school is Didaskaleinophobia. (die-dask-kal-eno-phobia) Lachanophobia (lach-ano-phobia) is the fear of vegetables. No, I’m not making these up. These are real phobias. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. ( Hip-o-poe-tom-on-stros-quip-dal-le-o-phobia ) That’s the fear of long words. The fear of being tickled by feathers is Pteronophobia. (tero-no-phobia)