To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan
Shaping Ideas Comic Strip
Carry a notepad everywhere you go. Write any ideas you have down immediately or you might forget them later. These ideas can be worked on or discarded later. Sometimes it is a good idea to run ideas by a trusted colleague or friend if you are unsure which ideas to devote your time to expanding. Explaining your ideas will force you to make them clearer.
Inspire the World, Inspire Yourself
random acts of kindness.
take very little of your time.
take no effort.
make it a habit.
The Art of Rhetoric and Persuasive Speech
The Art of Rhetoric and persuasion is one of the most useful skills you can learn. The Art of Rhetoric can be used in almost any workplace and in many areas of personal life. The Art of Rhetoric and persuading others can be learned as easily as other hard skill sets by following a simple set of rules. By constructing arguments properly you can persuade your audience or consumer with logic and passion. This is a beginners guide to The Art of Rhetoric and persuasive speaking based on methods discovered by Aristotle in The Art of Rhetoric.
persuade through emotion – your experience and passion
persuade through logic – evidence, authority and correct philosophical logic
persuade through stylistics – the way you shape your argument
How to Construct your Speech
1. Begin by announcing your argument
Make your argument clear. What is the aim of your speech?
2. Tell a personal story, preferably happy or sad story
The audience need to relate to you. Use your experience and your passion. Tell a joke, be humble. Get the audience on your side. Did this help you? Have you seen it help others? Add a personal and emotional level to your argument.
3. Present evidence for and against (include counter criticisms)
Present evidence why your argument is right. Are there any experts or studies that support you? What do your audience or consumers worry about? Do you have any arguments against your critics? Confront your audience or consumers worries.
What is your argument? Say it again and summerise why you are right.
Conclude your speech by stating your argument again. Make it clear that you have finished a concise argument.
The key to persuading others is foremost to present your arguments clearly. This can be learned very easily by sticking to strong structures similar to maths equations. This is an example of deductive reasoning.
- All A is B.
- All B are C.
- Therefore all A are C.
- All men are mortal.
- Socrates is a man.
- Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
Applied to your argument – Need more Buzz!
- If a toys sales rocket then we need to make more of that toy.
- Buzz Lightyear toy sales have rocketed.
- Therefore, we need to make more Buzz Lightyear toys.
Editing your Speech
Is your speech short, clear and concise?
The human brain cannot fully take in more than two or three concepts each 5 minutes.
Add a triplet for emphasis eg Education, education, education
Ask a seemingly rhetorical question and answer it eg Can we do more? Yes.
Use a long fast sentence filled with information and then give your argument strongly and abruptly
Use a memorable simile or joke
What is the aim of the speech, what do you want the listener to do and is that clear?
Making your speech
Are you confident about your own argument? Let your passion come across
If you are nervous, sweating or shaking, then tell your audience you’re nervous. Have a drink of water. Calm down and continue, they are just people.
Have you got your main points across clearly?
Is your speech enjoyable to listen to?
BBC Radio 4 Extra – The Art of Rhetoric 1 – Rules of Rhetoric
To hear some of these tips and more spoken aloud then this BBC Radio 4 guide is very concise and helpful.
The Art of Rhetoric: Ten Principles of Persuasive Speech
This video provides a longer look at the 10 main principles behind Persuasive Speech.
If you have problems persuading others you need to use and share this Art of Rhetoric guide. I learned The Art of Rhetoric at university from masters of rhetoric and logic and it has helped me immensely in my professional and personal life. I was always a wreck at public speaking, I lacked confidence, until I realised there were rules that could be learned like any other skill. Building an argument is like building a building. It needs to be built from the ground up on strong foundations. If any one part isn’t structured properly then your entire argument will come crashing down. This guide will enable you to build those strong foundations and persuade others with the Art of Rhetoric.
The Art of Rhetoric originates from Aristotle and has been used by almost every major political speaker since. Every successful speaker from Gates, to Churchill, to Obama, have built their arguments using these simple principles. Some critics argue that rhetoric isn’t much use in a digital world but the art of rhetoric can be applied to digital media and can help shape arguments in a digital or written format just as easily as spoken arguments. Rhetoric and persuasive speaking is still used every day to persuade millions of people to do a wide range of things in politics, in sales and even by managers in football teams.
Can you learn The Art of Rhetoric? Yes you can. Use this guide to rhetoric to achieve your goals and become a highly successful persuasive speaker. Thank you for your time and please enjoy using and sharing this guide to persuasive speaking.
Yes, that was a quick example using The Art of Rhetoric to argue The Art of Rhetoric’s use. How very meta I know. If this guide has helped you or you have any rhetoric advice of your own then please let us know in the box below.
Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking
Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
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Scott Weaver makes San Fransisco out of 100,000 Toothpicks over 10 years
Not all goals can be achieved over night. Some require hard work and dedication over years.
Write a 3 month plan. Write a 6 month plan. Write a 1 year plan. Write a 3 year plan. Write a 5 year plan. Write your 10 year plan for success.
Night Sky Panorama – Bonneville Salt Flats
Enjoy the amazing panoramic nigh view of Bonneville Salt Flats. See one of the most beautiful sights on Earth from the comfort of your own home.
Wealth Inequality in America
Wealth inequality in America is at an all time high, and far higher than most expect. Every day families struggle with long hours and poor wages while the top 20% live a life of comparable luxury. And the top 1%? Most won’t believe just how rich the top 1% really are.
The Concept of Fairness
Two monkeys are paid unequally for the same work in this extract from a talk by biologist and primatologist Dr Frans de Vaal. Frans de Waal studies primate social behavior — how they fight and reconcile, share and cooperate.
Mother Earth uses biological warfare in war on human terrorism
We at Stark Visions care about your health so here is a handy guide to avoiding a horrible death
1. Wash your hands
And not just after you pee. You have been washing your hands after you pee right?
2. Avoid all humans forever
Experts think that Ebola may be evolving a longer latency period before symptoms begin to show. Your best bet is just to avoid all humans, forever.
3. Don’t eat anything that defies gravity
Ebola is alleged to come from eating Fruit Bats, which Africans claim are a tasty snack for football half times and other special occasions. Bats are among many winged animals to carry dangerous diseases. Basically the closer to god an animal gets, the more disease ridden and fatal it is.
4. If its coming out both ways phone a Dr.
Like seriously people, if you have Red Sea diarrhea and are throwing up in the sink at the same time then its probably time to phone a Dr.
5. Have a billion dollars
The World Health Organisation have estimated it will cost a billion dollars to get Ebola under control. Obama is paying with one note. If you have a billion dollars you can be Ebola free too.
6. Declare independence from planet earth
Scotland are avoiding Ebola by breaking off from the UK and floating into the middle of the sea. They currently turn to remodel nuclear submarine base Her Majesty’s Service Faslane upside down and blast off into space.
7. Buy a boat
Haven’t you always wanted to sail to a tropical island, maroon yourself and live off coconuts and ants? Well now’s a good time to start dreaming. Just don’t eat the fruit bats.
Future News – News so New it hasn’t Happened Yet
Imagine a world where every advert looked like this. Oh Wait. We live in one.
- 2015: The 17th Pan-American Games to be held in Toronto. Spacecraft New Horizons and Dawn to arrive at the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres, respectively. Alignment ofEarth, Venus and Jupiter. 2015 Rugby World Cup held in England and Wales. 2015 Cricket World Cup held in Australia.
- 2016: 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Spacecraft Juno is expected to arrive at Jupiter around July 4, Spacecraft New Horizons and Dawn return to Earth.
- 2017: 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Russia. There will be a solar eclipse on August 21.
- 2018: 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
- 2019: 2019 Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru. 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. 2019 Cricket World Cup to be held in England.
- 2020: The Voyager program is expected to terminate. 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
- 2021: Brood X, the largest brood of North American seventeen-year cicadas, will emerge.
- 2022: 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. European Space Agency plans to launch JUICE for exploration of Jupiter’s icy moons by 2022.
- 2023: Copyright on the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons expires in the United States under current copyright law.
- 2026: Construction of Sagrada Familia to be completed. 2026 FIFA World Cup to be held in a yet to be determined location.
- 2029: The Message From Earth will reach Gliese 581
- 2030: European Space Agency’s spacecraft JUICE is expected to enter the Jovian system.
- 2032: Transit of Mercury
- 2035: The Very Large Hadron Collider is operational
- 2038: Year 2038 problem, similar to the Year 2000 problem may occur on January 19 of this year.
- 2039: Transit of Mercury
- 2042: Global population reaches 9 billion. White people are a minority in the USA.
- 2047: On July 1, the People’s Republic of China‘s obligation to run Hong Kong as a special administrative region per the Sino-British joint declaration expires, and with it the enforceability of the Hong Kong Basic Law.
- 2049: On December 20, the People’s Republic of China‘s obligation to run Macau as a special administrative region per the Joint Declaration on the Question of Macauexpires.
- 2050: The Three-North Shelter Forest Program is expected to be completed. Nearly half of the Amazon rainforest has been deforested.
- 2051: Cosmic Call 1 will reach its destination, the star Gliese 777.
- 2057: 2 solar eclipses will occur in this year.
- 2060: Helium-3 mining on the Moon
- 2061: Halley’s Comet returns to the inner Solar System. It reaches perihelion on July 28.
- 2065: Transit of Mercury and an occultation of Jupiter by Venus.
- 2067: Mercury occults Neptune.
- 2069: 100th anniversary of Apollo 11
- 2076: The planetoid 90377 Sedna reaches perihelion.
- 2077: Beginning of the 16th century in the Islamic calendar.
- 2100: On March 14 (which will be February 29 in the Julian calendar), the difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar reaches 14 days. Since 14 is divisible by 7, this will be the first time in history since its inception that the Gregorian calendar has the same day of the week for each day of the year as the Julian calendar. This will last until February 28, 2200 of the Gregorian Calendar.
- Polaris appears furthest North. Polaris’s maximum apparent declination (taking account of nutation and aberration) will be 0.4526° from the celestial north pole, on 24 March 2100.
- 2100 will not be a leap year since it qualifies as a century year not divisible by 400.
- 2113: August will be the first time Pluto reaches aphelion since its discovery.
- 2114: Sedna overtakes Eris as the farthest known spheroid orbiting the Sun.
- 2117: December 10–11 Transit of Venus.
- 2123: Triple conjunction Mars–Jupiter.
- 2123: June 9: Long-duration lunar eclipse of approximately 106.1 minutes.
- 2123: At 15:28 UTC, on September 14, Venus will eclipse Jupiter.
- 2125: December 8:Transit of Venus.
- 2126: At 16:08 UTC on July 29, Mercury will occult Mars.
- 2134: Halley’s Comet returns to the inner Solar System
- 2150: June 25: Solar eclipse of 7 min 14 s, Solar Saros 139.
Exceeding 7 minutes of totality, this will be the first time this has happened in 177 years; the last one occurred on June 30, 1973. when the Concorde prototype followed the totality spot during 73 minutes.
- 2160: March 17 – Unless changes are made as to when Easter can be observed, this particular March 17 will fall within Holy Week for the first time since 2008 and fall on the same day (Monday) as it did in that year, likely requiring the movement of the Feast of Saint Patrick’s Day to another date.
- 2168: July 5: Solar eclipse of 7 min 26 s, saros 139.
- 2170: Triple conjunction Mars–Jupiter.
- 2174: The second full orbit of Neptune around the sun since its discovery in 1846.
- 2177: “First Plutonian anniversary” of the dwarf planet’s discovery, given that Pluto‘s orbit is just under 248 Earth years.
- 2185: Triple conjunction Mars–Saturn.
- July 16, 2186 : Solar eclipse of 7 min 29 s (very close to the theoretical maximum), Saros 139, “crowning” this series.
This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the current 10,000 year period, from 4000 BC to AD 6000 (eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.DEPP).
- 2187: Triple conjunction Mars–Saturn.
- 2197: September 2: Venus occults Spica.
The previous occultation of Spica by Venus was on November 10, 1783. December 24: the Moon will occult Neptune.
- 2209: Return of Halley’s Comet.
- 2221: Triple conjunction of Mars and Saturn.
- 2223: On December 2 at 12:32 UTC Mars will occult Jupiter.
- 2240: 7th millennium begins in the Hebrew calendar.
- 2243: On August 12 at 04:52 UTC, Venus will occult Saturn.
- 2247: Transit of Venus on June 11.
- 2251: On March 4 at 10:52 UTC, Venus will occult Uranus.
- 2253: On August 1, Mercury occults Regulus (last occultation of Regulus by Mercury was on August 13, 364 BC).
- 2255: Transit of Venus on June 9.
- 2265: Return to perihelion by the Great Comet of 1861.
- 2279: Triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
- 2281, 2282: Grand Trine of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This last occurred in 1769 and 1770.
Cat and Dog win Nobel Prize for ending species war
Barack Obama takes notes.
Film Release Dates 2014
The Maze Runner / A Walk Among the Tombstones / This Is Where I Leave You / Reclaim / The Skeleton Twins / Space Station 76 / Tusk / The Zero Theorem / The Scribbler / Tracks / Hector and the Search for Happiness / Keep On Keepin’ On
There’s no such thing as old news so lets avoid the oxymorons and just call it history…
- 2013: The French military intervenes in the Northern Mali conflict. Chelyabinsk meteor. Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis becomes Pope. Terrorist attacks occur in Boston and Nairobi. 2013 Savar building collapse in Bangladesh. Edward Snowden releases classified documents concerning mass surveillance by the NSA.President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is deposed by the military in a coup d’état. Croatia becomes a member of the European Union. The Euromaidan protest begins in Ukraine.A chemical attack in Ghouta, Syria is blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Typhoon Haiyan kills nearly 6150 people in the Philippines and Vietnam. Death of Hugo Chávez.Conflict begins in South Sudan. Uruguay becomes the first country to fully legalise cannabis. End of 2012–2013 Cypriot financial crisis
- 2012: 2012 Northern Mali conflict, the MNLA declares Azawad an independent state. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down. 2012 Benghazi attack leads to the death of US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The Higgs boson is discovered. Hurricane Sandy kills 209 people in North America, while Typhoon Bopha kills over 1,600 in the Philippines. Skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle. Central African Republic conflict (2012–13) begins. UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020. Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Palestinian-governed Gaza Strip. 2012 Guinea-Bissau coup d’état.
- 2011: Death of Steve Jobs. Independence of South Sudan. Arab Spring: revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya follow, as well as uprisings in Yemen and and Bahrain, and protests in several other Arab countries. Syrian civil war begins. Occupy movement inspires worldwide protests. News International phone hacking scandal. A 9.0 earthquakeand the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Second Ivorian Civil War ends with the arrest of former president Laurent Gbagbo. Deaths of Osama bin Laden,Muammar Gaddafi, and Kim Jong-Il. Iraq War ends. Riots flare across England. World population reaches 7 billion. 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing, 2011 Mogadishu bombing.
- 2010: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti kills 230,000. Threat of Greece defaulting on its debts triggers the European sovereign debt crisis and Ireland’s bankruptcy. Thelargest oil spill in US history occurs in the Gulf of Mexico. North Korea shells the island of Yeonpyeong. Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest. 2010 Moscow Metro bombings. The website Wikileaks releases thousands of classified US documents. Arab Spring triggered by self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi on December 17, 2010 inTunisia. 2010 Kyrgyzstani revolution. 2010 Nigerien coup d’état.