Comments by Gerald Barker
I feel that I reorganized my original thoughts better in this presentation.
2 the room I did it in messed with sound levels. , 3 I still stumbled over thoughts, and got tongue tied way too often. 4. I had no supporting references on my thoughts about voter fraud, or the idea of ID being a common requirement. I was perhaps a bit monotone also...drab and boring...
1, length - I was off on my time, and in the end had room for a couple more thoughts/ supporting facts.
@retchenda-george-bettisworth: Thanks for the pointers! How long will we have for the second part... by this I mean, what is going to be our time limit.
@user-516040006: Well, as to the ACLU's claim, I have to admit that I find it somewhat loose and unconvincing. They claim that the requirement of having and presenting an ID in order to vote is an unfair hardship to those of who don't have one (predominantly of African-american, or Hispanic ethnicity. Again, the more I understand their argument, the less convinced I am of it's merit.
Hey Lali! Wow! What a topic! This is great. I somewhat agree with your point on reasonable accommodations and safety. It is easy for the civilian world to forget a hard and simple fact; the military (and everyone involved) is in the business of killing. It is not a humanitarian organization even if it has the capacity to carry out such missions. Combat is ill suited to condition people to be accepting of those they find different than themselves- bad things will happen. In opposition to a point that Allison brought out, I feel that the fact that only 2 women have passed ranger training does more to prove than disprove, there will always be outliers and exceptions to the rules. You might think about having a point structure in your intro… also practice your speech before recording to avoid those challenging pronunciations, and try to find some statistical facts to support your opinions. Good luck- Gerald
Hey Sandra, great topic! First off, I have to admit that I don’t completely agree with your point of view, but I find you very convincing. I love the references you pull out to bolster your points. I like how you also addressed some of the opposing views. I especially love how you go on to suggest a fix to the problem! You may want to mention more references when stating facts, and perhaps give a bullet list of points in your intro to prepare the listener. Also, stumbling over words and fact while you were reading was somewhat noticeable, perhaps a few more rehearsals before recording. That being said, I think your presentation voice is strong, and sounds authoritative. … Makes me want to go live in Canada or Sweden! Great topic, and good luck! -Gerald
Hey Rick, I like how your intro had your opinion. I am someone who has found their ideals on this subject change from what was previously held. You may want to further develop your intro to include specified points to be discussed later. 3 minutes is difficult to include everything, and in general I think you made some great points. Something you may want to explore is whether it is lawful to put someone’s personal rights above the personal rights of another… I would find that interesting. …Great point about the genome unique zygote. Good luck! -Gerald
Hey there Leslie! Congratulations on picking what is perhaps the most difficult and divisive topic on the list! I have to admit that I looked at it for a second, and then passed thinking “nope, too rich for me!!!”. I think you did a great job bringing out the way women feel mal-represented by pop-culture. However, you may want to build a little more structure in your intro. “Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em, tell 'em, and then tell 'em what you've told 'em.” – comm 101 class. Also, throw out some peer reviewed articles for reference… Canadian health system has some pretty hard/cold facts & statistics about your subject that should be concerning to anyone considering an abortion. The specifics of procedure are a great touch, and your point about how the Doctor refers to a lost baby as a “lost baby”, is very powerful. Great choice! Good luck! -Gerald
Hey Heather,I’m going to second Risa’s points to a certain degree. On your first point, while the ability to legally join yourself to the one you love may be in the interest of the person in question, and is perhaps one of the prominent causes in the free-ish world, how would you support your opinion? ( I know that 3 minutes isn’t really sufficient for this, but in the interest of convincing a conservative like myself, there may need to be some work here.) Second point; you mentioned population exodus from conservative countries. My question would be; can you prove that this is intrinsically linked to same sex marriage as your statement implies? I would also challenge the premise that homosexuality is “biologically sound”, more definition might be needed. Also, some peer reviewed info might be nice.