Thursday, October 10, 2013

What Could you do with $20,000: Speech

What Could you do with $20,000
Speech by: Blake Boles


Summary:

In “What Could you do with $20,000”, Blake Boles proposes that college age students might not need to go to college to be successful.  He explains that people who want to become doctors, lawyers, and scientists need to go to college.  Anyone else should stop and think about what they can do with $20,000 dollars because if the students don’t, they might find themselves under employed with a bachelor’s degree that can’t be used.  Boles two main ideas throughout the speech is that students should start learning self-teaching to gain knowledge and that they can get jobs quicker if they prove themselves during internships.


Summary Response:

                In Blake Boles “What Could you do with $20,000” speech, he explicates to the world that ordinary people do not need to go to college because as more people get more college degrees, the degrees start to decrease in value.  How does getting a college degree make a person stand apart from all the other college graduates in the world?  Boles delves into the world of self-knowledge, a form of learning where one teaches themself instead of having to sit in a classroom to get the needed education.  This idea of self-edification is supported by Dr. Michael Wesch’s “A Vision of Students Today” opinion that students are not getting a good education if they are spending most of their time on social media or sitting at the back corner of 150-student class.  Boles explains that if a student takes a few thousand dollars, they could travel across the globe, visiting old and just developing countries to expand their knowledge outside the country they live in.  Boles gives another example that the money can be used to buy technology to expand computer knowledge.  In the end, he compares people who don’t go to college to Steve Jobs, a Harvard drop out, who later became a very successful entrepreneur and was extremely successful in life.  Boles’ argument is a very creative idea, and gets people thinking how to best spend the college savings.








24 comments:

  1. The note cards are good and so are the hand motions good eye contact as well

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  2. Good opening sentence. Try and stand still

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  3. I like that you know your ideas but you should stop looking at your notes as much.You did a very good job but you really draped on

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  4. The graphs were nice. You had a note card, and you kept eye contact. T-T with Into the wild. I didn't hear a attention getter, except the quote. The graph telling us how much we earn a year was cool.

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  5. very good. good connections with vision of students today.

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  6. Awesome connections with what we are reading, A vision of Students today, and with us at students. Your visuals were very helpful. Good length, you spoke clearly with notes well done!

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  7. Great job starting off with a quote, Good job with the graphs for examples and a visual, Good job making connections with into the wild, you're pretty, Good points, not good job repeating what other ppl said makes us lose interest, good job telling us what each degree can make.

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  8. Good points try to make it more clear what you are trying to say. Also try to stay on topic. Good eye contact.

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  9. you should look at your notes more then the board

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  10. Good reason to why you should go to college. Like the graphs.

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  11. I also like how you use Cris Mccandless and diagram to further prove your point

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  12. good response, good job adding the pictures to your response. Good ending question

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  13. You made really good connections. One thing I noticed was that you swayed back and forth a lot but overall a great presentation.

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  14. Pros:
    Good attention getter
    Good job on being prepared
    Good pictures
    Good discussion
    Good ending question
    Cons:
    Your swaying a lot
    You look really nervous

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  15. Good relating to pictures connections and speech moving around can be added

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  16. Nice graphs. Nice points about the acceptation rate of College's

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  17. Good about presentation: Good job using a quote for a opener, summarized video well, connect to all our short stories annotations, used graphs to support opinion, used note card well, got a good discussion going

    Needs improving on presentation: confusing ending question

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