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  1. Jnet

    Jnet TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so I thought that there could be some ideas floating around in a place like this. Can anyone help me think of a topic to write a speach on? Something fun or serious maybe. The audience is mostly 40-60 yrs of age. It's for a speach competition in two days and I am super stuck at the moment and can't think of anything!!!! Help anyone????


    I should mention that it is 5-7mins. any topic. can be a story or call to action or information.

    thx
     
  2. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Procrastination :wink:

    Why you like photography or any hobble, go with something that does not require a lot rates
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, gee, honey.... you tell us... what's near and dear to you? Something like a 5-7 minute speech sounds awfully intimidating when you don't have a subject at hand, I understand that, but - if you settle on something you KNOW about, or CARE about, then they'll probably have to drag you off the podium! :soapbox:

    Talk about pollution or littering and why you believe jail terms for these environmental crimes should be imposed.

    Talk about why photography can be a life-enriching art form.

    Talk about the travesty of the Yankee's payroll.

    Talk about the Tao of Pooh!!! :wink:

    You'll get there, and you'll probably get an A! Don't sweat it - there are very few times in your life someone HAS to listen to you babble, and then applaud! :cheer: So run with it!
     
  4. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    How about the importance of spelling? 8)
     
  5. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Don't forget to picture the old farts in their birthday suits!
     
  6. Dew

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    not sure what your interest are .. but here are some things i can think of at the moment (hehehe, reminds me of my college days :D )

    hmmmmm, lets see

    Woman's Sufferage .. journey from past to present

    How War Affects Society

    What Went Wrong: The Children Of Today

    The Cathlic Church: Priest Misgivings

    Baby Boomers: where are they now?

    Generation X: All Grown Up?

    Third Industrial Revolution: Computer Science

    How Computers Have Joined The Masses

    The Mystique Behind Menopause

    Cloning

    Retrospective: Aging

    The Family Unit Today

    Scizophrania (sp?)

    Multiple Personality Disorder

    Hope

    Ghost

    Bubonic Plaque

    Homosexuality Disorder?

    The Atomic Bomb

    War Vets: Post Tramatic Stress Syndrome

    all i can think of for now .. if i think of something else.. i'll post it :D
     
  7. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    nope ive got u all beat.


    your speech is on "when mommy and daddy told me i could be anything when i grew up...they were wrong...and now im pissed."


    that is the winning topic.


    md
     
  8. ceno2000

    ceno2000 I AM PUNK ROCK!!

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    hehe that is a funny one
    what about digital versus film? more and more 40-60 year olds are trying to get a digital but do not even know how to use a computer

    marriage a dying tradition

    private vs public schools
    i will try to think of more
     
  9. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    me again :D

    High Suicide Rate Among Men v/s Women

    Patty Hearst Syndrome

    Abortion

    Viagra: Has Fertility Rate Increased?

    Direct Correlation Between The Number of Children and Finacial Level

    Poverty

    Trends In Socieity:

    Repetative Nature of Humans

    Are Humans Creative as We Think?

    Living in Your "Box": Isolation

    Natural Selection or Breed: Human Behavior

    Why Kings and Queens Imbred :lol:

    Obesity: Nature or Nurture

    Male Anorexia (i did a project on this for a nutrion class in college :D )

    History of The Camera

    Origins of Art

    Being "Uncivilized" in a "Civilized" society

    Famous Quotes & Their Origins

    Public Healthcare

    Social Security: The End of An Era?

    Bi-racial Children: Obsticles in Life

    Urban Decay

    Air Pollution


    does it have to be original? ... perhaps you could recite a poem or tell a person story :D
     
  10. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    How about todays low standards of spelling and grammar?
     
  11. Jnet

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    Wow! thanks so much guys. I didn't expect this much fedback.
    Dew, you're a fountain of ideas, and yes it does have to be original; therein which lies the problem... I am a not sooo good writer.
    MDowdey, I love it! unfortunately I don't think that would go over so well.

    I will keep you posted on the outcomings of the next two days. who knows maybe I will win this competition with some last minute impromtu thingy....
     
  12. Dew

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    im not a fabulous writer .. but i've done ok ... i used to be on the drama team in college (although my major was psycology and nutrition)

    you may want to go with something not too serious .. but something that this crowd can relate too... you can talk about something very boring and have good presentation skills to "woo" the crowd .... they may enjoy something thought provoking with a little humor :D
     

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