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socialpinko
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1/26/2012 2:22:59 PM
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What are the best ways to give a speech on an ideology or religion without making it too bland and boring? I'm giving a speech on Deism soon and it ought to be 6 to 9 minutes long. It's not trouble getting the information together, but more a problem of making it relatable to the audience and not so boring they want to blow their brains out. Ideas?
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1/26/2012 2:26:11 PM
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At 1/26/2012 2:22:59 PM, socialpinko wrote:
What are the best ways to give a speech on an ideology or religion without making it too bland and boring? I'm giving a speech on Deism soon and it ought to be 6 to 9 minutes long. It's not trouble getting the information together, but more a problem of making it relatable to the audience and not so boring they want to blow their brains out. Ideas?

Hmm... Talk about the Golden Ratio thingy? Things that are blatantly obvious to people and something they can take out helps.

But what's your audience, first off? Young teenagers? College classmates? Your parents?
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1/26/2012 2:27:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/26/2012 2:26:11 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:22:59 PM, socialpinko wrote:
What are the best ways to give a speech on an ideology or religion without making it too bland and boring? I'm giving a speech on Deism soon and it ought to be 6 to 9 minutes long. It's not trouble getting the information together, but more a problem of making it relatable to the audience and not so boring they want to blow their brains out. Ideas?

Hmm... Talk about the Golden Ratio thingy? Things that are blatantly obvious to people and something they can take out helps.

But what's your audience, first off? Young teenagers? College classmates? Your parents?

Generally high school juniors and seniors.
: 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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1/26/2012 2:31:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/26/2012 2:27:58 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:26:11 PM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:22:59 PM, socialpinko wrote:
What are the best ways to give a speech on an ideology or religion without making it too bland and boring? I'm giving a speech on Deism soon and it ought to be 6 to 9 minutes long. It's not trouble getting the information together, but more a problem of making it relatable to the audience and not so boring they want to blow their brains out. Ideas?

Hmm... Talk about the Golden Ratio thingy? Things that are blatantly obvious to people and something they can take out helps.

But what's your audience, first off? Young teenagers? College classmates? Your parents?

Generally high school juniors and seniors.

Maybe talk about how Deism does not demand the strictness and arbitrariness of religions. Most juniors and seniors are generally non-religious, but have had religious influences throughout their lives through parents or Sunday school, etc. You can point at that Deism adds curious ideals about the universe without saying "YOU SHALL GO TO HELL".

Maybe talk about the (albeit, controversial) points of America being based on Deism, and what impacts that have on them?

Just a few ideas right there. Just try and get the audience thinking for themselves about the proof. If they can say "Wow, I can see this for myself" then you're doing it right.
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: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

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1/26/2012 2:44:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
A successful speech isn't like a debate, Keep it simple and keep it emotive, nothing keeps peoples attention like compelling and dynamic language.
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1/26/2012 2:53:52 PM
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At 1/26/2012 2:44:21 PM, 000ike wrote:
A successful speech isn't like a debate, Keep it simple and keep it emotive, nothing keeps peoples attention like compelling and dynamic language.

That's not really my style. Think of my speech style like Noam Chomsky minus the socialism. Boring and to the point.
: 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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1/27/2012 11:01:10 AM
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The most interesting thing about Deism is that a lot of historical figures that people are familiar with were Deists. What would interest me, if I were at your speech, would be a discussion of why it died out. I always assumed it was because of Darwin but have never been certain.
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1/27/2012 12:05:40 PM
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At 1/26/2012 2:53:52 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:44:21 PM, 000ike wrote:
A successful speech isn't like a debate, Keep it simple and keep it emotive, nothing keeps peoples attention like compelling and dynamic language.

That's not really my style. Think of my speech style like Noam Chomsky minus the socialism. Boring and to the point.

It's all in the delivery. No one gives a rats arse about what you have to say, so GRAB their attention. You need to make tbem wonder whether or not they've been violated or not.
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1/28/2012 1:51:54 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/27/2012 12:05:40 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:53:52 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:44:21 PM, 000ike wrote:
A successful speech isn't like a debate, Keep it simple and keep it emotive, nothing keeps peoples attention like compelling and dynamic language.

That's not really my style. Think of my speech style like Noam Chomsky minus the socialism. Boring and to the point.

It's all in the delivery. No one gives a rats arse about what you have to say, so GRAB their attention. You need to make tbem wonder whether or not they've been violated or not.

Your advice is to violate a member of the audience? So what like the teacher, an aide, a student (boy or girl)? I need details brother.
: 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.
:
: I disagree.
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1/28/2012 1:54:54 AM
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You could always do something along the line of this:

Whatever else, that guy captured everyone's attention; and it sure as hell wasn't boring.
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1/28/2012 2:03:19 AM
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At 1/28/2012 1:51:54 AM, socialpinko wrote:
At 1/27/2012 12:05:40 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:53:52 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 1/26/2012 2:44:21 PM, 000ike wrote:
A successful speech isn't like a debate, Keep it simple and keep it emotive, nothing keeps peoples attention like compelling and dynamic language.

That's not really my style. Think of my speech style like Noam Chomsky minus the socialism. Boring and to the point.

It's all in the delivery. No one gives a rats arse about what you have to say, so GRAB their attention. You need to make tbem wonder whether or not they've been violated or not.

Your advice is to violate a member of the audience? So what like the teacher, an aide, a student (boy or girl)? I need details brother.

Here's my advice:

-Try to relate it to your audience some how. I'm guessing your audience is predominately christian or theist. So you can open somehow about that.

-Find a way to connect with your audience.

-Don't try to go overboard with too much information. Key points is ideal. Repeat the key ideas multiple times.

-Visual aids or props can be useful if allowed

-Make sure to use many analogies and try to stimulate your audiences visionary senses.

-If you can, try to make it story-like. People respond much more easily to stories then they are to just facts.
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1/28/2012 9:19:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/26/2012 2:53:52 PM, socialpinko wrote:
That's not really my style. Think of my speech style like Noam Chomsky minus the socialism. Boring and to the point.

Do you need advice on how to be boring? Change your style.

Examples are more interesting than abstractions. Imagine a situation that a person believing X would view differently than a member of some other religion and explain why. Perhaps a situation like confronting a tragedy or a situation requiring deciding whether to fight or run.

Deists believe in divine punishment, but believe the will of God can only be known through reasoning. Hence a good starting point is why the Declaration of Independence says, "we hold these truths to be self evident" rather than "we hold these truths to be revealed" and explain why that reflects Deism more than Christianity.
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1/28/2012 2:41:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Using analogies is pretty much the best way to capture an audience. Most people don't attempt to apply themselves while listening, so abstraction is ineffective. Another thing to do is utilise concepts / ideas as opposed to listing facts. 1 or 2 concepts are easier to grasp and remember than a series of facts.

Those are just general suggestions; I don't know enough about the specifics to really advise you on how / what level of depth to say.
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