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socialpinko
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10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM
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I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?
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10/3/2011 9:25:51 AM
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At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

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10/3/2011 10:30:12 AM
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At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

Play devil's advocate. You know you want to :p.
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innomen
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10/3/2011 10:36:45 AM
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Try to find something that is personally relevant to everyone listening, something that will ring a bell in their heads, maybe something controversial about the school, or education so that you are doing something more about persuasion and less about instruction, something that they are all familiar with but maybe haven't thought in such terms before.
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10/3/2011 10:38:51 AM
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At 10/3/2011 10:36:45 AM, innomen wrote:
Try to find something that is personally relevant to everyone listening, something that will ring a bell in their heads, maybe something controversial about the school, or education

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10/3/2011 10:51:32 AM
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At 10/3/2011 10:38:51 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
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This - or something against teacher's unions, lol, the teacher will love that ;)
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10/3/2011 2:19:11 PM
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At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

you should start off with a great quote by anyone that said anything on the topic you choose.
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10/3/2011 3:01:21 PM
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At 10/3/2011 2:19:11 PM, headphonegut wrote:
At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

you should start off with a great quote by anyone that said anything on the topic you choose.

That's a stupid cliche.
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socialpinko
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10/3/2011 4:01:13 PM
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At 10/3/2011 10:51:32 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 10/3/2011 10:38:51 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Advocate abolition of public education, always fun to do in a public school

This - or something against teacher's unions, lol, the teacher will love that ;)

Lol I might actually do it against teachers unions.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
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: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
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: I disagree.
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10/3/2011 4:07:28 PM
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At 10/3/2011 3:01:21 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 10/3/2011 2:19:11 PM, headphonegut wrote:
At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

you should start off with a great quote by anyone that said anything on the topic you choose.

That's a stupid cliche.

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10/3/2011 10:06:16 PM
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= I did one once on venereal disease. I spiced it up by assuming that everybody in the audience was having unsafe sex.

= Get rid of pennies and nickles and dollar bills. I'm told that in Germany, if you have a few coins in your pockets, you can go out for dinner. Our coins are mostly a nuisance, as proven by the machines in grocery stores that turn your coins into actual money.

= Alimony/child support. Why should you have to send money to the ex-spouse that you hate? Why not send it to the Department of Child Support Redistribution, which parcels it out evenly to everybody receiving child support. Or, better (or worse) yet, gives the rich people's payments to poor people, and vice versa.

= Reverse the argument against Saturday night specials. Argue that anybody dumb enough to carry a cheap handgun shouldn't be allowed to carry one of better quality.

= Reverse the abortion-on-demand argument. Consider the woman who wants an abortion so that having a baby would interfere with remodeling her kitchen. She is exactly the sort of woman who shouldn't be raising a child.

= No matter how reliable they get, lie detectors should never be admissible in court. If they were admissible in court, religious frauds would suffer---but religion is good for the country.
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10/6/2011 9:41:20 PM
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At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

God?

Homosexuality? I have never heard of people's feelings on this in Florida, but most kids at my school in MN are against it.
socialpinko
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10/6/2011 9:46:44 PM
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At 10/6/2011 9:41:20 PM, seraine wrote:
At 10/3/2011 8:31:05 AM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm trying to find a topic to do a persuasuve speech on for my speech class but find myself having trouble finding something that won't bore my class. Any ideas?

God?

Homosexuality? I have never heard of people's feelings on this in Florida, but most kids at my school in MN are against it.

I go to a school with a large theatre program so most everyone is pretty laid back with regards to homosexuality. Sure some of the kids are immature about it but most of the kids are generally accepting. I actually know a hardcore cross dresser who goes to my school and he's never mentioned anyone giving him sh1t.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
: :
: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
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: I disagree.
BlackVoid
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10/6/2011 10:30:28 PM
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Talk about how your school should convert from text books to laptops with internet access to subject info. Also maybe talk about how, rather than turning in paper homework with a lot of writing, you should use the laptops to e-mail the teacher homework assignments and stuff like that. Talk about how this saves trees, time, is more convenient for students, eliminates bad handwriting for the teacher, etc. The class will love it because it would be awesome if it happened. You should like it because it (might) make sense.