If you had to hear a speech...

Jun 9th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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If you had to hear a speech...

If you had to hear a speech on a place to travel in the United States what place would you most like to hear about?
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Jun 9th, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Utah.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 01:34 PM
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alaska
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Jun 9th, 2006, 01:39 PM
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Would this be by chance for a class?

I saw a documentary on Grand Central on the History Channel and it was fascinating so I'd have to say the architecture of NYC.
 
Jun 9th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Yes this would be for a class. I'm contemplating a few different choices so I' am trying to get opinions on what to talk about in each option and decide which one is best from there.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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I would second Alaska.

I bet you could do interesting talks on: Vegas, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Appalacian Trail, Hawaii....

whew...there are lots of choices!
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Jun 9th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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I think doing a speech about the Grand Canyon would be interesting...how it got the way it did, etc.

However, I guess it depends on who your audience is. If they are sophisticated then maybe something more niche.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Stanley, ID
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Mt. Rushmore or Yellowstone
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Perhaps you could give us some more info?
What sort of class? (hs, college, adult ed, esl???)
Who's the audience? (age/sex/nationality)
What's the objective? (if this is for a grade, on what basis will you be graded?)
Where are you/the class located?
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Jun 9th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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Jun 9th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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Touring the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Or possibly a tour of a section of Route 66.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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First, how long is the speech?
Almost anything can be interesting in a short amount of time.
Most things can be interesting with good research and a good speaker.

I'll throw in my vote for Lewis and Clark trail. I read a book about it and it was fascinating.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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Washington DC - there's a massive amount to talkk about - and should be something that will interest everyone - even if it's the spy museum or the zoo.
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I loved the PBS presentation regarding the Hoover Dam.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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In response to the type information required:

It has to be about 7 minutes in length. I have to have at least 3 points covered. And yes, it is for a grade.

My audience is a college class. We are all around 22-23 years old.

We are located in Phoenix, AZ.



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Jun 9th, 2006, 06:44 PM
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NYC
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autumn grace, I love the Lewis and Clark idea, but if you decide to go with a city, here's the best advice on writing papers or giving speeches that I ever got from a college professor: "less about more." So don't just speak about San Francisco, speak about going to San Francisco in search of the perfect loaf of sourdough bread, or don't just speak about a trip to NYC, speak about people who go to NYC to get engaged (see Jeremy's famous NYC to get engaged thread - it's a classic).

What are the options you're considering?
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Jun 9th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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OK, it's late, and I'm tired, which is why it should be "MORE about LESS." Sheesh, I need some sleep.
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If this should be for a communications course, I agree with dsquared. It's the best approach, IMHO.
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