Good evening year twelves and thank you for having me.
As you begin to reach the end of your turbulent journey through schooling, puberty and teenage antics, I can imagine you all feel very accomplished. Everything from struggling to hand in assignments on time, to English teachers threatening to gouge your eyes out, to spending ridiculous amounts of money on overpriced tuck-shop food, has contributed to your experience of both high school and adolescence in one way or another. Even with all the maths formulas, research booklets and motivational speeches you've had to do in your five years of enrolment, you may feel either ready to step into the world, or nervous as to what the future might hold. And that’s completely understandable. There’s many aspects of growing up that the textbooks at Elanora don’t have chapters on, such as: how will I know what cutlery to buy when I move out of home? How many nights in a row can I go clubbing before my friends start to think I’m weird? and Help, I’m eighteen and have never used a washing machine. These are all questions I have had during my transition into adulthood and I still don’t know the answers to two of them.
Needless to say, I must admit I was still nervous when asked to write a speech for this year’s graduates. I was scared, the same way a select few of you may be about walking out of Elanora’s gates for the last time. Scared that I wouldn’t be able to provide appealing advice to a group much younger than I am, despite having walked in their shoes before.
And that was when I realised exactly what I do have to share with you - fear. Not in the sense that I want to scare you all at once, I think I’d struggle to do that without undressing, but to educate you on one of the most crucial and valued aspects of the human condition, and why it is actually a good thing.
I’m here to tell you today that ‘fear is good’.
Some of you may even feel fear right now - fear that you won’t make it...
Morning/Afternoon, fellow students. As all of you have had the unfortunate task to study belonging as part of the hsc, and many of you are sitting here zoning my speech out but belonging to people and place is one of the main reasons why we want to belong. In Orson Scott Card’s novel Enders Game it is a major struggle for young Ender Wiggin and he feels like he will never belong. Belonging is not welcomed but is still portrayed deeply in Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild with Chris McCandless never fully understanding the concept of belonging. These texts demonstrate belonging both differently and similarly to Steven Herrick’s free-verse novel The Simple Gift.
The human kind has always looked for people to belong to as it is one the most basic instincts for us humans to look for. Sean Penn had the challenge to demonstrate the life of Chris McCandless. At the age 22 from an affluent background Chris felt like he did not belong in the life he was living and unlike most people his age he got and left his life behind him and “risked… a relentlessly lonely path”. Penn uses narration to explain how Chris had the ability to belong to a father like man (Ron) but instead Chris continued to walk down the lonely path. Through the flashbacks in scenes on Chris’s life with Rainey and Jan Burres, who practically begged Chris to stay with them and have the chance to belong but still he didn’t take that chance. Sean Penn is able to illustrate that Chris’s understanding...
...Year 11 Journeys Speech
For many individuals, the most memorable journeys are the ones that give opportunities to extend ourselves despite the challenges that we may face.
The protagonist in Mark Forster’s film The Kite Runner embarks on a journey to rescue his nephew in which he needs to return to his home country Afghanistan that within the end provides him with redemption and acceptance. Similarly, the protagonist presented in the short film Identity by K. J. Adams and the persona in Eminem’s Lose Yourself face many challenges on their pursuit. It will be shown through a variety of techniques in each text how for some individuals experiencing challenging physical, inner and imaginative journeys can both challenge and extend us.
To begin, one of the most memorable journeys presented in the kite runner is the main character’s return to Afghanistan to rescue his nephew Sohrab. Forster emphasizes how dangerous Amir’s mission was through the use of music and body language. One particular scene shows Amir travelling through the Taliban checkpoints, as he makes his way towards his destination. The non diegetic music begins to fasten as the scene progresses. This creates suspense and foreshadows the challenging circumstances that will soon occur. The behaviour of Amir in this specific scene shows how uncomfortable he is not only with his disguise, but with the situation itself. As he is pushed out of his comfort zone he understands that rescuing Sohrab is the...
A discovery can have a various amount of significant impacts
on an individual that change their view on certain situations.
Discoveries and discovering can offer new understandings
and renewed perceptions of ourselves and others. The film,
Life of pi, directed by Ang Lee and the novel The boy in the
striped pyjamas written by John Bourne clearly depict the
unforeseen discovery of both characters from each text. Pi is
a curious character, and endures a spiritual and
transformative nature of discovery.!
Similarly bruno is also a curious character, that embarks on a
discovery that is more of a literal discovery, yet again clearly
depicts the transformative nature of discovery. Discoveries
can be sudden and unexpected or they can emerge from a
process of deliberate and careful planning evoked by
curiosity, new understandings and wonder.!
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Discoveries can be sudden and unexpected or they can be
deliberate and evoked by careful planning. Both pi and the
audience embark on the journey of where pi makes a literal
discovery of the island with its vibrant colours symbolic of it’s
The island is first represented after a storm, A panning shot
of the island is represented. This provokes the curiosity for pi
and the audience. The diegetic sounds of the meerkats are a
representation of a new discovery, which develops Pi’s and
the audiences understanding of a new environment. !
Pi spots a pond of water where water, being a...
...This ranges from financial goals like starting a business, to healthy goals like losing 100 pounds, and eating healthier. A lot of people want to be successful, but they haven’t put the time in to analyze how they are going to be successful. They haven’t taken the time to make up their blueprint to success, their actual plan. Its okay to dream, but setting up goals and objectives are more realistic.
There’s this minister/ motivational speaker/ some other things named Eric Thomas, that gives a very good motivationalspeech on You tube. And my challenge to myself as well as everybody in this classroom is to listen to this speech 3 times a week and see if this helps change your life because it was very inspiring to me. So when you get a chance just type in motivationalspeech on you tube and its going to be the first video you see with a man in a Tigers hat. I actually seen the speech two or three years ago and realized from watching it, I haven’t been going as hard as I need to. So by watching this speech I expect it to motivate me to go harder. In this speech, he talks about this story about a young man who wanted to make a lot of money. I’m not going to tell the whole story, but the point of the story is: is that when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, you will be successful.
Okay on to the next topic. Now lets say we all have...
...reference to the occasion
Motivate audience interest in your subject by alluding to: (use one or more of the following):
* The practical value of the information for your audience
* A reason to listen
* The audience’s sense of curiosity
Establish your credibility by:
* Alluding to any first-hand experience you may have had
* Alluding to sources of information you have consulted
Provide orienting material by: (use one or more of the following):
* Previewing main points
* Defining any technical terms that you will be using
II. Statement of Need
There are potentially two kinds of needs (your speech uses one of these):
* To urge a change-point out what’s wrong with present conditions
* To demand preservation of present conditions-point out the danger of a change
The Need Step is developed by:
* Illustration: Tell of one or more incidents to illustrate the need
* Ramifications: Employ as many additional facts, examples, and quotations as are required to make the need convincingly impressive.
* Pointing: Show its importance to the individuals in the audience.
III. Statement of Solution
A. Explanation of Solution
B. Theoretical Demonstration
C. Practical Experience
Type of Speech:
Students will deliver a 6-8 minute oratory that is motivational in nature.
❖ To motivate your audience to act on your advice or agree with your perspective.
❖ To develop a speech that includes clarity, economy, and grace.
❖ To use stylistic devices in your speech (see pages 121-130)
❖ To work without notecards or a manuscript (i.e. memorized…).
❖ To incorporate decisive movement as you speak.
A. Select your topic
B. Develop your outline
C. Create your speech, remembering style and stylistic devices
D. Memorize and practice your speech, complete with movement
E. Perform your speech (6-8 minutes)
You have just one goal: to motivate them to act or to agree. It does have an element of persuasion, because you are trying to motivate them to change in some fundamental way or hop on board and take action to help change society. Unlike a persuasive speech, you will not use research, facts, statistics, etc. This is totally emotional in nature!
Like a persuasive speech, you should consider Monroe's Motivated Sequence learned earlier. It follows the same ideas you used on your persuasive speech technique. This pattern is very useful to elaborate on motivationalspeech topics.
STEP #1 ATTENTION
...Speech- Year 12
Paul Keating’s speech ‘funeral service of the unknown Australian soldier’ and Noel Pearson’s speech ‘an Australian history for us all’ have developed and expressed ideas using language appropriate to their audience, purpose and form. Despite the fact, it is fundamentally the speaker’s skills in the construction of the speech that determine its decisive success.
Remembrance Day. A time of reflection on those who sacrificed themselves for our country, Australia. In considering the value of Remembrance Day, we need also to consider the value of one of the most prominent Remembrance Day speeches, Paul Keating’s `Funeral Service of the Unknown Soldier' in 1993, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Keating’s speech and the delivery of the speech correspond with its context, a eulogy. Throughout the speech Keating remains rather dull, allowing the audience to appreciate the dignity and seriousness of the subject matter, recognising and honouring all those Australians who have fought and died for their country in war. The repetition of “we do not know” serves to highlight the sense of loneliness and sorrow of burying a nameless person. But enlisting numerous examples of our lack of knowledge of this man, Keating successfully captures his humanity. “We do not know his age… occupation… religion…or if he was married or single”. Keating also uses statistics to...
...Good morning/afternoon members of the board from Penguin. I am here today to convince you why the three texts Dear Mr President by Pink, Magnanimous In Victory by Tim Collins and Nelson Mandela release speech deserve to be in your new book “ Protests that changed the world”.
The first text that I would like to submit for your anthology is the song Dear Mr President as sung by P!nk. This song is a protest piece about war, poverty and societal classes. The song is full of rhetorical questions asking Former American President George W. Bush why there is so much injustice within his own country. Pink uses many techniques in her song such as repetition.
For example, the lyrics “Were you lonely boy? Are you lonely boy?” is a use of repetition and rhetorical question in order to highlight the fact that people surround him, but asks how many of them are really his friends?
Another technique is the use of emotive language through the lyrics “what do you feel when you see the homeless on the street? Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep? What do you feel when you look in the mirror, are you proud?” challenges Mr Bush to look at himself and be proud of his decisions that failed to help his country.
Some segments from her song like “How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?” and “Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away”, these words symbolise the Iraq war. This is a perfect reason why my anthology should be in...