Entertaining Speeches 3

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THE DIFFERENCE: INFORMATIVE VERSUS PERSUASIVE VERSUS AFTER DINNER SPEECHES

INFORMATIVE SPEECH–give us information that describes something or states how to do something; it does not give your opinion as a main point; it avoids making judgments that the things you are talking about are bad/good, etc.

PERSUASIVE SPEECH–persuade us to change our beliefs or actions; shows us YOUR opinion on a subject–that you think it is good/bad, right/wrong, moral/immoral, justified/unjustified, that we should/should not do something.

AFTER DINNER SPEECH–usually a persuasive speech but sometimes informative focused; key distinguishing feature is that it is focused on entertaining the audience usually with jokes and humor.

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(originally published on wcdebate.com)

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How To Spice Up Your Life Verbally

Wisecrac

People in the world talk a lot and use many words to describe or explain whatever they are doing or thinking. Now I have a question for all the readers, how many of you actively use adjectives or new descriptive words whenever you speak? How many use the same adjectives all the time such as nice, cool, pretty, and okay? In this post I’m telling you to get rid of those generic adjectives and get some “Spice” for your mouth. I recommend using a thesaurus to get spices. For the sake of this post, “spices” are mind-blowing adjectives not part of the regular adjectives normally used. Words such as wondrous, magnificent, beautiful, entrancing, and mind-blowing can all add the “spice” or “pazzaz” to an ordinary sentence and turn in into a delicious concoction. Words that will keep the listener wanting more and more. Literally, it is going to make talking…

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In The Beginning…


Before you can start up a business – any business – customers need to be able to find you. On the Internet, your address is your domain name; the part of an Internet address that comes after the www. With the unparalleled growth of the Internet, dot com domain names continue to sell like hotcakes. Currently, there are more than 20 million dot com domains, and over 34 million total domains registered worldwide. Industry experts forecast that more than 500 million domains will be registered in the next ten years. In fact, reliable sources from companies like Intel are predicting that every personal computer in the future will have its own domain name.

In 1998, the dot com craze was beginning to ramp up to unbelievable proportions. So many Internet companies sprouted up in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere, that companies not swept up in the hysteria were thought to be missing out. But, while most people were focused on things like Content, Banner Ads and Bandwidth, Michael Reed and Alan Ezeir, the CEO and President respectively of Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI), recognized another opportunity that was largely ignored; they wondered, “Besides dot com, are there other extensions that businesses could use as a domain name?”

Mike and Alan were aware that in the mid 1990’s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned each nation a country code. These codes were designed to give each country an address to use for their own Internet needs. For instance, the United States was assigned .us, Australia .au, Ireland .ie. “We knew that a good, easy-to-remember country code could be marketable globally as a viable alternative to .com,” said Alan. “And so,” Mike added, “we ordered some pizza, locked ourselves in a room, and went through the entire list of countries to pinpoint the best possible code.”

They ultimately focused on the domain:
http://appcertificate.com/paulsapps

What goes down, must come up!

With all the panic over falling stocks and shares, it should be noted that given the right indicators, the buying of certain shares at the moment is going to make somebody a small fortune.
Good buys: Ericsson US:ERIC $9.33; M.Wright Japan LSE:MWJ 40p; BP LSE:BP 439p; Meetic FP:MEET Euro 17.70; United Utilities LSE:UU 488p.
Other likely winners are: Shanks (SKS); Smiths News (NWS); Trading Emissions (TRE); Young & Co’s Brewery (YNG).
Some of the best performers as of 15th April 2009: Barclays (BARC) 197p; Vendanta(VED) 932p; Lloyds Bank (LLOY)84p; Kazakhmys (KAZ) 487p;

It’s going to get worse!

I hate to be the purveyor of doom and gloom, but according to Dominique Strauss-Khan, head of the International Monetary Fund, democracy may be threatened, unrest will come to the fore and millions will face poverty and war if the banks are not cleaned up!

Like we didn’t already know!

http://www.zimbio.com/boggledash

London is set to hold the G20 summit and the member’s should pay heed to Strauss-Khan’s prophetic message:

“You can put in as much stimulus as you want. It will just melt in the sun as snow if, at the same time, you are not able to have a smaller, but healthy financial sector at work.