Platform, tilt, resolution

A short and dramatic story arc:

  1. Platform: the foundation/resting point.
  2. Tilt: then this happened.
  3. Resolution: bring things to a new resting point.

Examples:

  1. Today we do...
  2. Now we do...
  3. To avoid a terrible future...

Or...

  1. Today we do...
  2. Now we do...
  3. To build a glorious future, we will do...