COM 114: Trip Back in Time Presentation
Com 114 section # - 040
The Day Apple Booted Up
General Purpose: To inform.
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the day apple was born Organizational Pattern: Causal
I. Attention Getter: On an April fool’s day, April 1, 1976, the two Steves, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, both of them who were college dropouts found the company APPLE which is now the most valuable company in the world according to the Forbes list. At present Apple has $117 billion in cash reserves (Biggs, 2012). According to the BBC news, Apple had more cash to spend than the United States (2011). Apple stores each sell an average of $93,150 worth of products every day, which is equivalent to $3,900 an hour or $65 a minute every day of the year. With the amount of cash they have now, they can go to McDonalds and buy everyone in the world two big mac meals, 1 vanilla cone ice-cream and 1 chocolate chip cookie.
II. Relevance Statement: According to the CNBC survey, half of the US households have at least one apple product. Let’s take this room for instance; I am pretty sure most of us have at least one apple product. So I am going to tell you how this company had all started.
III. Credibility Statement: As someone who is a big fan of the apple products and who would wait in lines to buy the latest apple product, I was interested in how this company was born and what makes it different from all the other companies. After my own research, I found out that this company has a very interesting history, as interesting as the products they sell.
IV. Thesis Statement: The founding persons, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found the first apple computer, APPLE I, on April 1st 1976. This was the day when the apple company was formed and nobody, not even Jobs knew what was coming next: that Apple would create the look and feel of almost every desktop in the world and start our love...
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