What topic should I do for my speech?

February 11, 2008 @ 21:03:52
I have to do a speech for my Communication 103 class. It has to be about a cultural artifact that is not your own. (I'm Filipino btw so no Filipino stuff) I have to talk about it for like 3-4 minutes. I have no idea what to talk about so any suggestions would be great. Also, it has to be pretty interesting because I don't want to research some boring shit or give a speech where everyone's half asleep.

Here's the prompt:

The purpose of this assignment is to increase your knowledge and skills in public speaking and to familiarize you with conducting library research. For this 3 minute speech, you will conduct research and speak about the significance of a specific object, person, event, place, or concept to a culture or co-culture that is different from your own.

Your purpose is to inform the audience about a cultural artifact with they are not familiar, or to provide new information and a new perspective on something about which they may already know a little. For example, you may do research on and speak about the importance of the coffee bean to the Columbian people, the significance of the Lady of Guadalupe to Mexican-Americans, or the relationship between surfing and the Hawaiian culture.
February 11, 2008 @ 21:31:02
Talk about weed (ive always wanted to do this for school but it never came up). How and why it should be legalized and for the cultural part you could talk about how its used as a sacrament for Rastafarians.
February 11, 2008 @ 21:53:17
I don't really think that's appropriate. Appreciate the input though. On a sidenote though: Someone's already doing Bob Marley and his impact on Jamaica.


Learning Objectives
This assignment is designed to help you:
1. Conduct efficient and effective library research
2. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate sources for university-level assignments
3. Identify supporting materials relevant to a primarily informative public presentation
4. Organize information, facts, and arguments into a cohesive, coherent presentation
5. Deliver a public presentation using competent verbal and nonverbal communication
6. Assess the organization and delivery skills of yours and your peers to improve your communication knowledge and skills
February 11, 2008 @ 22:02:07
tongueface

*rolls a blunt* *listens to bitty mclean*
February 11, 2008 @ 22:03:23
og jordans?
February 11, 2008 @ 22:06:11
Talk about la virgen de guadalupe; philipinos and mexicans alike have great faith in her...maybe you can talk about the similarities or some shit..? I forgot what type of speech I had to do for my comm. class...
February 11, 2008 @ 22:28:25
Talk about Asia's concept of respect versus the way that we view it in America.
February 11, 2008 @ 22:50:42
The Samurai to Japan, zodiac calendar or martial arts to China.
February 12, 2008 @ 00:05:49

Inactive User

Why anal rulez.
February 12, 2008 @ 00:13:37
whatever you, please dont talk about race and america and all that stuff.... the attempts to win over people over this type of sympathy is kinda played out.

how about a funny speech like the graduation speeches conan o'brien makes.
February 12, 2008 @ 02:01:29
phallic symbols
February 12, 2008 @ 13:00:19
Talk about weed (ive always wanted to do this for school but it never came up). How and why it should be legalized and for the cultural part you could talk about how its used as a sacrament for Rastafarians.


i wrote a research paper about canadian marijuana trafficking and how the only way to stop it is legalisation..prof loved it >smh

write about how film/movies have become such an integral part of american culture..or the star system more specifically. something everyone kind of knows about, and there's a shite ton of good and terrible information out there to use to demonstrate academic vs non-academic sources

vimeo.com/honorableninja

February 12, 2008 @ 13:03:41
pyramids
February 12, 2008 @ 13:37:44
^ thats literally EXACTLY what i was going to say. Pyramids are one of lifes precious mysteries that have SO much history in them. Very fascinating.
February 12, 2008 @ 19:57:05
jays and matching kicks to pinoys
February 12, 2008 @ 22:31:03
Hmm, alright I'll try some of these. Thanks.
February 12, 2008 @ 22:36:22
Originally posted by Inactive User
^ thats literally EXACTLY what i was going to say. Pyramids are one of lifes precious mysteries that have SO much history in them. Very fascinating.

that's true
do some research about the pyramids
February 13, 2008 @ 01:35:56
significance of the cumshot facial in the porn industry and its implications about contemporary society's values regarding sexy ladies getting loads on their dome piece
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