Positive: I can remember a positive, successful speaker right off my mind. I can remember her famous speeches and they way she spoke so clear because she was a profound teacher in my high school that I always looked up to. The way she depict her actions, movements, gestures, content, and delivery was well thought out and was very clear. Not only was she a well-known teacher, she was in charge of honor society and because of being the leader she was in charge of representing our high school and with that had to make many speeches. Even when she was in just a small classroom or a big auditorium, her speeches were well-known.
When she spoke her words were very clear and she never mumbled. She was calm and stayed at the right pace when she was talking. Her posture was very good and she was focused on the group as a whole. Her skill level was very high so many people paid attention to her for that reason and the reason that everything was very organized. In her class, she made cues to when we should write notes that she didn’t necessarily write on the board and made it very clear to what the most important facts were altogether. I remember one of her speeches at a veterans assemble and it will always stick with me.
She was very good at making her point and demonstrating who veterans were and why we should support them. She wasn’t overly excited or too sad. She once again stayed focus and looked straight at the audience. She never once looked down at the podium to look at notes. She knew what she wanted to say and everyone, including the veterans was very grateful for her speech. She should be an example of someone who knew exactly how to speak to groups or just one person for that matter. She was definitely a positive speaker whose speeches were amazing. Negative: One speech that stood out the most of all the speeches that I’ve heard was very negative.
This speech happened to be by the author of a book we had to read for IDS class. After reading the mostly everyone thought that this author would be very smart, calm and very attentive to everyone. She proved to me, and probably a lot of other people that some people just don’t have what it takes to have a positive speech. First of all, she almost seemed like she had no idea what she even wrote about. If she forgot details she should have at least gone through her book again before speaking in front of a whole freshman college class. Her skill level didn’t seem very high, so that made people not even want to pay attention.
Why waste your time when obviously she didn’t sound like she knew what she was talking about? She didn’t even go over meanings or concepts of her book. She simply re-read passages in her book and didn’t really explain to why she picked those out. No meaning at all. Just her favorite. When some people asked questions that they were confused on she couldn’t even answer and I remember that she asked someone “didn’t you read my book? ” She seemed sarcastic with some of the answers and she shouldn’t have been like that. She should have been sincere and thoughtful. She hardly looked at the audience either and just put her face in the book.
She used a lot of repetition in her speech and one that was definitely bad was “um. ” After saying it so much I remember people starting to giggle under their breath. There definitely was no organization what so ever to her speech and the whole thing seemed rather disappointing. I definitely wasn’t impressed and was surprised that this person that didn’t seem so smart could write such a good book. Her speech was definitely negative. Editorial on TV: “Big Food” The editorial starts out by simply stating the main idea of the editorial and getting straight down to the point.
The editorial wants to inform us about how huge corporations are merging becoming more powerful and so on and only charging us more. The first part was only 2 sentences and it catches the reader’s attention when they go into it more in depth. Editorials are like persuasive papers that want to inform you on something huge or something that they feel like you need to be informed with. With the use of facts and description, the reader starts to realize that what the person is trying to say is actually true because professionals support what’s being told.
For this discussion, please write 8 different paragraphs describing an activity that you (or someone you know) have (has) a comparative advantage (lower opportunity cost) in doing. Be sure to explain your example. Make sure your paragraphs are 6 sentences or more for each. Good luck
For example, my son has a comparative advantage in feeding our chickens. Although I have an absolute advantage in feeding them (I can do it much more quickly and with less waste), my opportunity cost is higher because it takes me away from grading your homework ?