Lecture ideas

Military or civvy theme?
Airborneloggy said:
I have to give a 40min lecture on something of my choice next wk, anyone got any really goods ones i could do?
You are cutting it very fine I would suggest. To stand and lecture for forty minutes takes some doing and fair amount of preparation I would suggest, and you havent even choosen a subject yet. Not a clue what to suggest if honest, perhaps something you know about all ready would be a sensible option. Anyway, hats off to you and best of luck at the lectern.
After reading the tongue in cheek book 'How to survive a Zombie attack'

I gave a lecture on that. If you give it with complete sincerity its quite amusing. Though a few of the attendees almost thought I was serious.

I did prepare it about a month in advance.
You're leaving it very late for a 40 minuter!!! As posted above, choose a subject you know well, it may be the most bone one but with a bit of flair and some decent humour etc. you'll pull it off.

If you hide behind the lectern and speak in monotones, FAIL!!!!!

Be up front, relaxed posture and scan the audience trying to make quick eye contact. If you know your subject and practise a few times you'll only need bullet points on the back of a fag packet. Don't over use powerpoint, use short videos, make it pleasing to the eye but keep it simple. Flashy presentations are hard to look at if you're trying to absorb info at the same time.

Be prepared for some in depth answers at the end, if you don't know say so. 'I'll get back to you shortly with the answer' etc.
Here is one.."after the Chinese Olympics, can Britain match the expectation in 2012?"

Trouble is, its hard to drag that out to 3 mins nevermind 40! The conclusion is quite easy....No we cant!"
Have a look here
Or get your butler to do it.
Einstein's Butler

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speakers' circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night, as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his Butler (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks & manner) that he was tired of speech making.

"I have an idea, boss," his Butler said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you." Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!" When they arrive at the dinner, Einstein donned the Butler's black jacket and striped pants and sat in the back of the room. The Butler gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool. Without missing a beat, the Butler fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, "Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my Butler, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."
CH512O said:
Here is one.."after the Chinese Olympics, can Britain match the expectation in 2012?"

Trouble is, its hard to drag that out to 3 mins nevermind 40! The conclusion is quite easy....No we cant!"
We don't have any 14 year old talented gymnasts!!!
How about this?


Health safety to stop horseplay in the work place, may seem boring, but take a look I think youll get your point across.
Airborneloggy said:
bitterandtwisted yr link will not work but cheers anyway buddy.
Bitterandtwisted's video link worked very well on my computer. :omfg:

Unless you enjoy animal porn, Airborneloggy, you can consider yourself fortunate that it did not respond.

And I ought to have learnt by now not to click on his links. :omg:
How about "Methods of Stacking Blankets"

You could bring in Health & Safety angles like maximum height for stacking for each method, most efficient counting techniques etc.

You could even bring in sample blankets and get your fellow blanket stackers to do a bit of E.D.I.P.?
cuckingfunt has given you a perfectly good lesson.

All you have to do now is get the structure and timing of the lesson correct then deliver it with confidence and a touch of humour.

We had a lad teaching us 'shoelaces' and his lesson was overall the best due to his confidence in his delivery.
i aint know blanket stacker, yes lessons on doing up boot laces, and cleaning boots are abit boring i'm looking for a lesson with abit of humour, and am stuck on what to do which i never have been before.

Cheers for that ne way frenchie!

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