November 15th, 2011 by napai
The persuasive speeches today asked for support (implore), informed or taught us about issues facing us here, in Hawai’i, and intrigued us with “new” information. For example, we learned how we can get involved with protecting endangered species like the Hawaiian monk seal or the Hawaiian hoary bat, and we learned about a new drug that is plaguing Hawai’i. We also heard a convincing argument about why we should have a new uniform (less formal, thinner so not so hot).
Although many of us have heard about or been touched by unemployment in some way, hearing firsthand how it affects one family really touched the heart. I know that I immediately thought of ways I could lend a helping hand to this ‘ohana. I implore all of you to help the less fortunate too.
The best part – this was just the first of many persuasive speeches. There will be written and presented throughout the year. Congratulations to one and all! I know that the next one will be even better!!
Which presentation was memorable to you and why? What are three speaking or oratory skills you learned from this experience? Remember, I am looking for a minimum of three powerful statements from you when you comment, not just one long run-on sentence.
Photo coming tomorrow- stay tuned! Oh, and check the video on the last blog post. It seems to be fine now.