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Beatles Presentation
25 February 2014
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Mr Bellamy
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I've got to do a speaking presentation for my English class. Naturally I have chosen The Beatles, its to be no longer than 4 minutes.

However I would like to keep it interesting and entertaining for a group of teenagers, but without insulting their intelligence ie: there were 4 beatles.

What information/things do you think I should talk about. I would like to include some obscure facts and stories but similarly I don't want people falling asleep. 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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26 February 2014
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Don't try to cram everything in. Focus on one song, or one year, and use that as indicative of something wider. Eg how Strawberry Fields Forever, or 1964, or A Hard Day's Night, encapsulated X.

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26 February 2014
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I keep coming back to this idea. You could spend about one minute on how each of them came to be in the Beatles. Yes, I realize that this would be a very brief overview.

1. John formed a group which had several members come and go.

2. Paul and John met at a church festival.

3. George was introduced to John by Paul.

4. Ringo came on board after Pete Best was kicked off.

26 February 2014
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Mr Bellamy
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Is It just me or were there more posts on this thread. I'm sure someone suggested a Paul Is Dead themed presentation

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26 February 2014
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megopop09 said
Is It just me or were there more posts on this thread. I'm sure someone suggested a Paul Is Dead themed presentation

We are having forum weirdness. See this post and this one.

 

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26 February 2014
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Mr Bellamy
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Ahhh Girl said

megopop09 said
Is It just me or were there more posts on this thread. I'm sure someone suggested a Paul Is Dead themed presentation

We are having forum weirdness. See this post and this one.

 

Thanks for the update. I understand @Joe was having some technical problems. 

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26 February 2014
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Hey, I did a speaking presentation on the Beatles in my 8th grade English class back in 1981! It was woefully researched (like, hardly at all) and tragically full of misinformation – I was under the mistaken impression that Stu's name was actually "Les" for some reason! [facepalm] Fortunately, the teacher was either ignorant of the facts (more so than I) or chose not to embarrass me by calling me on my errors. Anyways, scholarship wasn't really the point of those horrible 3-to-5 minute speeches: presentation was the point. We all hated them them but they were compulsory – and justifiably so, because how better to prepare us for a world where writing, memorizing (NO cue-cards allowed!), and reciting uninterrupted 1000-word essays is a necessary and invaluable life skill?

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26 February 2014
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How about Charles Manson and The Beatles? Or how much of a lasting impact The Beatles have had not only in music but in pop culture, etc.

27 February 2014
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Von Bontee said
Anyways, scholarship wasn't really the point of those horrible 3-to-5 minute speeches: presentation was the point. We all hated them them but they were compulsory – and justifiably so, because how better to prepare us for a world where writing, memorizing (NO cue-cards allowed!), and reciting uninterrupted 1000-word essays is a necessary and invaluable life skill?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to publicly recite uninterrupted 1,000-word essays on a daily basis. Algebra and trigonometry too, I use them all the time.

What am I saying? I have a memory like a sieve, and spend my days glued to a monitor messing around on the internet. My wayward schooldays spent listening to and reading about the Beatles have genuinely proved more useful to me as a 37-year-old than a great many things I learnt at school.

Note to people at school: don't skip classes and listen to The Beatles. Get good grades, *then* you can do whatever you want with your life.

Note to self: stay-on-topic

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27 February 2014
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Mr Bellamy said
I've got to do a speaking presentation for my English class. Naturally I have chosen The Beatles, its to be no longer than 4 minutes.

However I would like to keep it interesting and entertaining for a group of teenagers, but without insulting their intelligence ie: there were 4 beatles.

What information/things do you think I should talk about. I would like to include some obscure facts and stories but similarly I don't want people falling asleep. 

Any help would be much appreciated.

If you only have four minutes, and the audience is teenagers, I suggest show them how whether they actually they like the Beatles or not, much of their own modern culture and music has been directly influenced by them. Such as fashion, pop art, music videos, charity concerts, concept albums etc – then give contemporary examples. Might make it relevant to even non-Beatle fans.

 

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27 February 2014
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Reposting since it was lost – 4 minutes will go much faster than you think. I think a good jumping point is the importance of the recent 50th anniversaries, since some of your classmates may be wondering what the big deal is.

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