Hello I have a question I am supposed to write speech for one of my classes( communications at Thomas Edison State
University). Its for a podcast that's due on Sunday. It's on the history of the Olympics. Does this speech fit within the rules of the directions? How would you interpret the organization of this speech? Please share any advice. Thank you.
Here are the directions
Based on the speech organized in Written Assignment 2, develop and deliver a speech via podcast focusing on organizational speech patterns and transitions. Then, listen to at least two other classmates' podcasts by clicking on their episodes. After listening, comment on at least two other classmates' podcasts directly in the comment area below the episode(s).
Your podcast should be about 3 to 5 minutes in length. The method of organization should be recognizable, as should your introduction, main points, transitions, and conclusion. For example, you may choose any aspect of the U.S. Postal Service to inform your audience about: locations of post offices, history, process of mail delivery, and so forth. Remember, this is an example of an informative speech, not a persuasive speech, so you are not attempting to convince your audience of anything. [MO3.1, MO3.2, MO3.3]
here is my speech:
As long as I could remember I was a huge fan of the Olympics and its history. I've always wanted to know what the ancient games were like and how they operated at the time. If anyone is listening that shares similar interests that I have, you're in luck because I have information of how they actually happened. Just sit back relax and enjoy a brief story of the history of the olympics
The modern Olympics are one of the largest ( and most popular ) events that take place every four ( to two) years. They are the leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions to show off their physical and mental capabilities. The upcoming summer Olympics happening in tokyo will most likely be a huge hit with viewers ( like the other olympics were ) and most people will be glued to their tv watching their country compete in different sports. The famous Olympic symbol contains 5 big rings joined together and these rings represent the continents.
The summer olympics contains sports like Aquatics. Archery. Athletics. Badminton. Baseball/Softball. Basketball and Boxing. The Winter Olympics contain sports like figure skating, ice hockey, snow and ice skating and jumping.
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, and ended in 393 AD. They were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus ( and they were held in olympia- thus the term Olympics). Only free male citizens could participate to play in the games at the time ( no women allowed). The champions were not given gold, silver and bronze medals like they are today. Instead, ancient olympic winners were given an olive branch twisted into a circle to form a crown, and the winners also received many material rewards when they returned to their cities. There were no prizes for runner ups. Married women were not allowed to participate in, or to watch, the ancient Olympic Games. However, unmarried women could attend the competition (and many married women did dress up as a man to watch the games as they happened). As for the spectators, the ancient games were a huge deal for ancient greeks. It was apart of their identity and thousands traveled to olympia during the height of the games popularity. In the sense of training, there is no difference between how ancient Olympians trained to how modern Olympians train ( both worked hard and both trained for hours at a time, often leaving home at times to get the best training.) As mentioned before, the games ended in 393 ad when Christian emperor Theodosius I ordered the closure of all pagan events. Then it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return.
The modern Olympic games began in 1896 and the Olympic flame was introduced in 1936. During the 20th and 21st centuries, a lot of changes have taken place in the organization of the games, in the rules and regulations of many games. The structure of the games have been changed for better appeal, safety of the players and pleasure of the audience.
I love the Olympics so much. Although I am a little old to be an Olympian I hope that I will be able to watch as many olympics in my life as I can. I also hope that my descendants can become a successful Olympian in the future.
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