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Weak Word

Purpose   Tick  To devise a mini speech around a single word, that is either rarely used, often misused, or interesting in some other way. In effect, you are selling the word to the audience.
When preparing Tick  Devise a mini-speech around the word, remembering to include a proper opening, body and conclusion.
Tick  Research the meaning of the word and examples of its correct usage.
  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 Explain why you have chosen the word.
Tick  It is often a good idea to display the word on a sheet of cardboard large enough for all to see or to write it on the whiteboard.
  Tick Give examples of its correct usage, and where it is often misused, if that is the case.
  Tick If there is an interesting story or history behind the word, relate the story.
  Tick Encourage the meeting to use the word during the evening.
  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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