Public speaking challenge 2020 in the age of COVID 19 lockdown Lancashire Cabus local history Roman Road speech

 

 

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Map of the Roman Road in rural Cabus Lancashire

 

 

History is on your doorstep. Cutting through the Lancashire countryside in rural Cabus, just west of Scorton and Nicky Nook is a Roman Road.

A public footpath now follows its route. It passes to the rear of the Patten Arms pub on the Cockerham Road.

On a glorious Spring day, Cabus Parish Councillor, Louise Jackson, takes you on a nature walk and an intriguing history your across farmers' fields. Roman soldiers, chariots, traders, and drovers have used this.

Check out Lancashire's heritage with this Cabus footpath guide. View video on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Louise Jackson's history and nature video on the Cabus Roman Road

 

 

Louise delivered this presentation as part of the public speaking challenge below. You can take part.

 

2020 PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE

 

From the South Lancaster Speakers Club

To prevent cabin-fever in the time of COVID-19 lock-down, overcome curfew restrictions, and self-isolation here is an invitation to escape to another world.

 

OBJECTIVE

The rationale and purpose are to stimulate you intellectually, have some fun, and to promote the enjoyment of public speaking to a broader audience.

 

CHALLENGE

During the week record a short uplifting speech or share written content. Let’s open this public speaking challenge up to anybody if they are interested. Contributors do not have to be a member.

Share speeches and recordings directly onto the South Lancaster Speakers Club Facebook page and website.

Contact if you need support.

 

 

 

SUBJECT CONTENT

1. Subjects and issues that interest you.

2. Content from responsible, verified sources.

3. Topical issues.

 

EVALUATION

Using either FB or the comment form below on this website, to give positive and supportive feedback in the spirit of the club’s ethos.

Think about your personal development in public speaking, being active, and in making a positive contribution to society.

Are you up for the 2020 Public Speaking Challenge? Try it now!

Good luck!

 

Eddy Jackson

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


Inspirational Videos Eve Of St Agnes John Keats Audio Description Captions Enhancing Learning

A Physiological Deconstruction Of The Eve of St Agnes John Keats

 

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Inspirational YouTube Videos

 

 

Is there an alternative context for framing John Keats The Eve of St Agnes?

Studying human physiology uses a different linguistic register to look at literature and life, creating new insights and a different perspective.

How about using physiology to frame and deconstruct Madeline’s and Porphyro’s behaviours in Keats’s narrative poem, The Eve of Saint Agnes, for this literary classic?

 
Check out and enjoy this experimental video experience:
 
 
 

 

 

SUPPORTED BY AUDIO DESCRIPTIONS AND CAPTIONS
 
Enhancing cognizance and new thinking
 
By describing key elements in the video like character movements and facial expressions, text or graphics on the screen, and other key visual information essential to the understanding of the video, audio description narrates visual information aiding cognition, facilitating a variety of learning styles for all viewers, as well of meeting the needs for blind and low-vision viewers. 
 
Audio description, captions, and transcripts benefit everyone by improving understanding and learning.
 
As an explicit feature, I wanted to use as many signs and codes as possible to make audiences and viewers think, have a response, and interact with the media. The 3PlayMedia services for captions and audio descriptions enhance the impact and outcomes.
 

 

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


Is your presentation, media, or speech in tune with the needs of your audience

 

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How can you effectively communicate with audiences?

 

What do audiences demand from you?

Unless you reach out, engage, and have empathy, how can you effectively communicate with audiences?

Here are some tips for presenting successful and authoritative media.

Gaining insights into your audience's cognisance requires EQ and social intelligence.

By understanding your audience's attitudes, values, ideas, and behaviours, you will uncover a pathway for positive engagement.

Brainstorming, charting, and mapping out critical features helps establish your audiences or viewers characteristics.

Try creating a Venn diagram with five overlaying rings.

  1. What are the viewers:

    • Perspectives
    • Demands
    • Needs
    • Wants

  2. What is essential to hook and engage onlookers?

  3. Are there hurdles and obstacles to the audience's understanding?

  4. Do viewers have a positive and productive experience?

  5. Why are these people, the audience, or viewers here?

Venn-Diagram-Eddy-Jackson-MBE-What-Do-Audiences-Want-From-YouFill in key points on the audiences or viewers demands of your presentation or media

 

 

Now review your Venn Diagram to analyse their psyche, personality, and personas.

What do they want?

Do they gain anything?

Do they have a positive experience?

Is your presentation, media, or speech in tune with the needs of your audience?

Think about the power of social and emotional intelligence. Appreciation, understanding, and sensitivity can unlock the key to success.

Try it now. 

Eddy Jackson

p.s. Check out the work of Daniel Golman's work on social intelligence. It works!

 

Eddy Jackson MBE

Appreciation, understanding, and sensitivity can unlock the key to success

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


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How Does It Feel Going Under Drowning
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Freeing minds exposing false narratives

 

 

In a time where radical manifestos are simply not credible, there is a need to, “Stop giving equal time to lies.” A great principle for 2020 states Gavin Esler.

Creating informing minds needs your attention to thrive.

Experimenting, playing with, and integrating language by using audio, printed, and visual media in the spirit of Bertolt Brecht’s pedagogy helps in creating reflective, thoughtful audience responses in stopping megaphone bullying and fake new.



Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


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Hey There Hateful Noisy Media Number 3 | Fake News & Propaganda Education

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Peacefully thriving in harmony by loving, using rationality in freeing minds.


Hey there loud offensive media I am going under drowning from your extremist fictions kicking around
my mine. Go now, get out of my mind; you are much too ignorant. I am fighting to discover a new real
world? By guiding, reasoning, informing my decision making it’s creating a new path to escape to a heavenly
peaceful paradise. Exploring new thinking surfacing free from tyranny by questioning threatening beliefs.
Listen to the chimes of freedom. Do not raise your voice. Stop megaphone bullying with vindictive symbols
of hate. Ignorance needs education. Peacefully thriving in harmony by loving, using rationality in freeing 
minds. Exposing false narratives and winning. Now creating stronger communities.

Eddy Jackson 2020

 

Hey there hateful noisy media Number 3 fake news propaganda education from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Language has many functions. David Crystal's (2007) linguistics synopsis articulates these. They are reflected in the production of these word experiments and their associated multi-media productions.

All the written experimental content is framed by the work of eminent philosophers and by seeking spirituality to counter nihilism, alienation, ignorance, hatred, and division. 

The driver and catalyst for this approach are personal responses from the zeitgeist scenarios that are amplified by bots, fake news, propaganda, clickbait, the press, government, and PR agencies.

Production outcomes evolve from the fusion of language and thinking by integrating new ideas from across our linguistic heritage:

 

  1. Expressing thought processes.

  2.  Recording facts.

  3.  Expressing emotions.

  4.  Playing.

  5.  Controlling reality.

  6.  Expressing rapport.

  7.  Expressing identity.

  8.  Expressing sounds by

  9. Experimenting with technology.

 

The deliberate fusion of these layers of communication aims to elicit responses from audiences. Unlike viewers in passivity watching cinema, television and, streaming service, the desired objective of this pedagogy is to deliberately encourage, provoke, ask difficult questions, and be a positive educational resource in facilitating new insights and solutions.


Resilience Emotional Wellbeing

 

Check out other posts about fake news, propaganda, and harmful media.

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Freeing minds exposing false narratives Number 1

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Stop megaphone bullying & Fake News

 

 

 

In a time where radical manifestos are simply not credible, there is a need to, “Stop giving equal time to lies.” A great principle for 2020 states Gavin Esler.

 

Hey there hateful noisy media

 

I am going under drowning

From your extremist fictions

Kicking around my mine.

 

Go now, get out of my mine

You are much too ignorant

I am fighting discovering

A new real world.

 

By guiding reasoning

Informing decision making

Creating a new path to escape

To a heavenly peaceful paradise.

 

 

Discovering new thinking

Surfacing free from tyranny

Questioning threatening beliefs.

Listen to the chimes of freedom.

 

Do not raise your voice

Stop megaphone bullying

With vindictive symbols of hate

Ignorance needs education.

 

Peacefully thriving in harmony

Loving using rationality

Freeing minds exposing false narratives

Winning creating stronger communities.

 

 

 

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


Creating informing minds needs your attention to thrive Number 2

 

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How Does It Feel Going Under Drowning - Fake News

 

 

 

Experimenting, playing with, and integrating language by using audio, printed, and visual media in the spirit of Bertolt Brecht’s pedagogy helps in creating reflective, thoughtful audience responses.


In producing this experimental genre through the critical application and development of language by morphing the characteristics of poems and prose leads to dramatically witnessing contemporary life through a surreal filter.


There is a strong emphasis on the image over the narrative.


The process becomes stronger when reading this new media aloud and designing an echoing pattern for a more rounded effect.


Here there is a sharp contrast between using the best words in the best order: poetry and in comparing words in their best order: prose.


Powerful feelings are poetry’s strength. What if these can flow from margin to margin free from rhyme and metre? The prose poem is the third way and becomes the guiding beacon for this experimental media. LogicPro and FCP support this process.

 

 

How Does It Feel Going Under Drowning

 

How does it feel

Going under drowning

From extremist fictions

Kicking around my mine?

 

Gasping fighting

Desperately thinking

Reasoning informing hope

Over false statements.

 

How does it feel

Living new worlds

Surfacing free from tyranny

Overcoming threatening beliefs?

 

Falsely misappropriating ideas

Stop megaphone bullying

Echoing in a shallow cave

Whose villainous values are these?

 

How does it feel

Rising from the stormy seas

Gasping fresh air

Feeding the brain?

 

Living in peace harmony and love

Thoughtfully using rationality

Creating informing minds

Needs your attention to thrive.

 

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The above is the first draft of a developmental series. The work and video finale is informed by great philosophical thinkers and applying their concepts to our contemporary zeitgeist:

“But once we allow ourselves to be guided by reason, we will begin to see that the ‘greatest good’ must be ‘common to all’, and ‘enjoyed by all equally’. We will realise that no one will live happily without ‘mutual aid’, and that the only guarantor of freedom is a ‘state’ in which everyone agrees to be ‘led as if by one mind’ and to abide by the ‘common decision’. In the meantime the wise will have to wait, but – ‘insofar as they are wise’ – they will know that in the long run things are bound to get better.”
Jonathan Rée

 

 

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


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THE BEST YOUTUBE CHRISTMAS VIDEO ADS

The Christmas videos produced by John Lewis, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and others are the highlight of the year for me.

I think that there is real competition between them to produce the most entertaining. For me, the sentimentalities of the Yule Tide seasonal activities create a warm glow of well-being and consideration for others.

#ExcitableEdgar

Christmas 2019 Ad | Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners

 

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M&S | Christmas Advert 2019 | Go Jumpers for Christmas!

 

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Nicholas the Sweep | Sainsbury’s | Christmas 2019

 

Selfridges Presents: Future Fantasy - A Christmas for Modern Times

 

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Iceland's Christmas Ad 2019 - #Magicoffrozen

 

#JDComesAlive | JD Christmas TV Advert 2019

 

Boots UK Christmas TV Ad 2019 | Introducing Bootiques by Boots. #GiftLikeYouGetThem | Boots UK

 

Do you have a favourite? What do you like?

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However, you may not like the commercialisation, and the commodification. But that’s life.

I hope you enjoy this choice of Christmas videos.

For a different slant, check out seasonal pop videos at the Lancshire Speakers Club website.

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communication UK Digital Learning Services


Nuclear Families and the Extended Family

 

 

My reflections of a niece returning home to her birthplace and a family gathering.   

 

 

 

Last week thirty-two extended family members celebrated the return to the UK of one of its loved relations. Babies, great grandparents, proud parents, brothers, and sisters shared the jubilation and joy of seeing someone they love who emigrated to Queensland ten years ago. 

It was a poignant occasion. 

 

A mother, grandmother, aunty, and sister-in-law - The importance of family

 




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Everybody enjoyed the occasion.

They cared for these distant relatives. 

I think for many, it was a powerful and touching event. 

Families are important. 

After everyone left, I was left thinking, considering, and reviewing why people travelled hundreds and for some, tens of thousands of miles. 

During the darkness that night, I think I had a personal revelation, an epiphany, and redemption about the influence and power of blood ties and families. I may have neglected this in my earlier life. 

For some considerable time since urbanisation, the impact of work, careers, and jobs, lifestyle have disturbed and disrupted the concept of family. 

Roles and responsibilities have become more fluid. 

Yet, the nuclear family and through blood ties, the extended family still has significance.

Do you benefit from or support relations? 

A grand/great grandmother and mother on family relations.

 

Quote by a Mother, Grandmother, Aunty, and Sister-in-Law:

"I think family is very important. It is like the social glue that binds everybody together. I think the relationship you have with the different generations very important, especially as you get older it helps you stay young and in contact with new and up to date things. And I think when we have large family gatherings, it's good to see everybody that's related to you."

Are blood ties, across families important?

 

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A grandson and lost grandfather

 

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