View Full Version : Stuck Between Two Topics
12-27-2006, 02:49 PM
Which topic sounds better to you?
Families adapt their lives to be like television, and that is a major source of family destruction?
Children are raised to be fair, and are not ready for the unfair world?
12-27-2006, 03:00 PM
I'd choose a topic that affects a whole range of people. Yes, I know that family affects a good portion, but it gives off the illusion that it doesn't, if that makes sense. It's unique, yes, but I would go more towards a political topic or a topic that deals with political ideas because it not only affects everyone, but a lot of people do politics everyday more than watch T.V., however, don't just choose a political topic. Just a topic that deals with politics is usually a great choice. But that's not always the case (such as Sarah Koch who won Nationals this year in Oratory with a topic on gratitude), remember, it's just that most of the oratories that I watched so far that have succeeded deal with politics and things to that nature.
Do you get where I'm coming from? Ah, I hope you do.
But, if I had choose one of those two, I'd choose the children one.
12-27-2006, 03:12 PM
Yeah i see what you saying, but i was thinking of other topics and ideas of heard from other people. i also was leaning more to the fairness because it was leading to more people, but most people have had a family so i think either would work for touching people. Buy fairness does have some political ideas.
12-27-2006, 03:15 PM
That's why I chose the second one. Both unique topics. Are you going to be doing oratory next year?
Now go play word association.
12-27-2006, 03:27 PM
yes i will be doing oratory next year, but im not gonna use one this year, then the other one next, that would be kinda lame to me.
12-27-2006, 03:33 PM
Whatever floats your boat.
01-01-2007, 10:31 AM
I like the second. I like it a lot, actually.
01-01-2007, 06:02 PM
I think the first one would be better actually...children being raised to be fair in an unfair world seems a bit to much of a liberal topic one in which lots of holes could be poked into it.
Now the television one could really appeal to a wide variety of people and I think this topic would be an easier one to prove. And not only could you use a lot of serious oratorical elements I could see a bit of well placed humor going a long way towards a great speech...Good Luck!
01-16-2007, 06:21 PM
01-17-2007, 02:56 PM
Overall, I think that both topics are more branches of topics, if that makes sense. If you were to do the fairness oratory, I wouldn't just focus on how kids are raised to "play fair" in an unfair world. It might be better for you to get a more basic theme or idea that everyone can easily connect to. For example, you could discuss how our society hides behind this facade of fairness, believing that everyone has fair opportunity, fair rights, and that our entire society is based on fairness when really it is just an ideal that we hide behind. Truly our society is mostly unfair. And then when you go into detail, you could discuss how this "fairness facade" is implanted in the minds of children. I dunno, just a thought.
01-21-2007, 01:07 AM
I like the first one more. Its a bit more specific and would appeal to more people.
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