Thursday, October 16, 2008

Public Speaking

Well done Room5ians for being masters of public speaking!
You have achieved an incredibly high standard and I was delighted by the broad range of topics and the quality of delivery that was displayed. We have some dark horses in our class who really know how to perform when put in the spotlight!
I was very imprssed by the sharing of speeches with M3 class via skype - what a neat idea! And many thanks to M3 for being such an excellent audience and providing feedback via our various speaker's blogs :-)


rosiegal said...

The speeches so far have been awesome! Really well thought out, with an exeption for awesomo4000!
I really want to hear who gets in.
Good luck for those who are yet to say theirs

olly said...

I think that all the 1s so far hav been cool as well!!
I was nervous at first when i did mine but once i got into it i was fine even though i wasnt even 2 minutes.

Roo said...

Yeah I think it's awesome that everyone is giving it a go.

mech boy said...

You know how in my speech I talked about Salmonella?
Well... I was reading Scientific American (a magazine for adults) when I came across an article saying something like "Astronauts were sent into space to grow Salmonella bacteria, and when they came back, scientists found the Salmonella bacteria onboard was more deadly than the terrestrial counterparts."
How could that be?

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

No idea mechboy. Sounds weird.
I reeeeally hope that I manage to get through our class competition - it's not everyday you get to show people what you're truly made of (???!!!), but I still think other people did AWESOMELEY and now I don't have much of a chance.
Life moves on.
I was also surprised at some of the scores mechboy kept.

Aquagirl said...

Just before I did my speech i was a little bit nervous but once I started i was fine. I guest part of the reason was because I had my friends in the back row cheering me one or as i would put it doing some RANDOM things.

awesomo4000 said...

maybe a high standard but not along one for me anyways so how do you get into small world or more whats our user name and password was that what is on the board what was it again?

awesomo4000 said...

ijust forgot to remind you to put small world on useful links

ps Jon says hi

Snowy said...

I was really nervous befour my speech but the i got used to it.
Thanks to every one in M3 you guys were awesome to do my speech to via skype.

Candycane said...

I was shaking throughout my speech I was sooooooo nervous. It was fun but really nerve-racking.

tracyo said...

I have no idea what your speeches were like, but I think the idea of skype with others is great and super way to get feedback from people that maybe don't know you so well, therefore don't have a bias towards or against you, but are just looking at the speech you gave.
i think some of the things i read on your blog is fantastic - i see some great learning opportunities provided for you.
Thanks, maybe post some speeches on youtube ??

Queenie said...

thats a good idea tracyo.if anyone wanted too do sure someone would.maybe the winners?

Snowy said...

yeah that sounds like a cool idea!!!

Kitty Milo said...

go mudpies and...... oh yeh aquasea!. those were the peeps that got in!!! also rosiegal i really liked your one lol.!!
it was a close vote

awesomo4000 said...

I requested acsess to a small world but have not gotten acsess so heres 5 definitions of globalization Globalization - some definitions

Jan Aart Scholte (2000: 15-17) has argued that at least five broad definitions of 'globalization' can be found in the literature.

Globalization as internationalization. Here globalization is viewed 'as simply another adjective to describe cross-border relations between countries'. It describes the growth in international exchange and interdependence. With growing flows of trade and capital investment there is the possibility of moving beyond an inter-national economy, (where 'the principle entities are national economies') to a 'stronger' version - the globalized economy in which, 'distinct national economies are subsumed and rearticulated into the system by international processes and transactions' (Hirst and Peters 1996: 8 and 10).

Globalization as liberalization. In this broad set of definitions, 'globalization' refers to 'a process of removing government-imposed restrictions on movements between countries in order to create an "open", "borderless" world economy' (Scholte 2000: 16). Those who have argued with some success for the abolition of regulatory trade barriers and capital controls have sometimes clothed this in the mantle of 'globalization'.

Globalization as universalization. In this use, 'global' is used in the sense of being 'worldwide' and 'globalization' is 'the process of spreading various objects and experiences to people at all corners of the earth'. A classic example of this would be the spread of computing, television etc.

Globalization as westernization or modernization (especially in an 'Americanized' form). Here 'globalization' is understood as a dynamic, 'whereby the social structures of modernity (capitalism, rationalism, industrialism, bureaucratism, etc.) are spread the world over, normally destroying pre-existent cultures and local self-determination in the process.

Globalization as deterritorialization (or as the spread of supraterritoriality). Here 'globalization' entails a 'reconfiguration of geography, so that social space is no longer wholly mapped in terms of territorial places, territorial distances and territorial borders. Anthony Giddens' has thus defined globalization as ' the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa. (Giddens 1990: 64). David Held et al (1999: 16) define globalization as a ' process (or set of processes) which embodies a transformation in the spatial organization of social relations and transactions - assessed in terms of their extensity, intensity, velocity and impact - generating transcontinental or inter-regional flows and networks of activity'.

**KERLI** said...

Hello peeps. CONGRATS to you people who got in. I know this is completely random and I probably shouldn't say it but me and my sister bought this "Dance Factory" game on the weekend and at one point were I felt good (I mean not sick) enough to try it and it is SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO fun. I wish I could share it with you. But I can't. Even if we had the right equipment. I really wish I could spread the joy.

mech boy said...

Thanks for that information awesomo, but maybe you could list your source next time?
Did you know that a few days ago in the international markets, Nikkei dropped 980 (approx) stock points(or whatever they are called)?
It's all because of the American banks.

mudpies02 said...

Good info awesomo, but personally, I think I need a more kid-friendly explanation. Though, I think I'm pretty much alright on understanding what globalization means 8o)

mudpies02 said...

Thanks guys! ARR! Go aquasea!!

MrWoody said...

remember to write info in your own words, keep it brief and to the point and quote your sources....