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Point of View

Purpose   Tick  An opportunity for a short persuasive or emotional speech. It can be on a subject that concerns you or an up-to-date comment on current affairs. It should not be written out and ideally should be presented without notes, more in the style of a 2 minute table topic than a fully prepared speech. It simulates the common situation where you are asked to stand up and give your thoughts about a subject of interest. Sound logical structure is the key.
When preparing Tick  Choose a topic of current interest. It is okay to introduce controversy if handled with due respect for others' opinions, but avoid religion and politics.
Tick  Concentrate on the structure of your talk. Make sure people understand right from the start what your point is.
  Tick As with all assignments, prepare and rehearse to ensure correct timing.
Before the meeting begins  Tick  Inform Chairman 1 of your title, and how you would like him/her to introduce you.
What to do during your assignment Tick Make your point early in the talk.
Tick  Back up your point with reasons, facts and examples.
Tick  End with a repeat of your point, and an appeal for others to follow.
  Tick  When you are finished, hand back to Chairman 1.
    That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator
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