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i have to do a 30 minute presentation in two weeks. OH! how i procrastinate. at least i kinda had a say in what the subject matter is...so more or less, i told the professor it's about the effects/affects (be nice, i cant remember at this particular moment the correct form) of animal agriculture on the environment.<br><br><br><br>
so...any good links or books ..links preferably. or books. yeah, i just said that. i have some sources but if anyone has any awsome ones they would not mind sharing, that would be dandy. so dandy! thanks.<br><br><br><br>
i HATE presentations and he's putting posters and **** up around the damn science building about each person's presentation.<br><br><br><br>
i'm considering fleeing the country to get out of this. i've already lost sleep cause i am dreading it so much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
anyway, as my point was - anyone have any good links with stats and such about all the bad stuff that goes along with commercialized animal agriculture?thanks again.
 

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hmm i'm sure i must, on the other computer which is currently being used by the bf. i'll look through my favourites later and post anything i find.<br><br><br><br>
don't be nervous about presenting, my trick is i don't study everything word for word, i just make sure i know the topic well and have notecards on hand so if i lose my spot i can get back on track without sounding like i don't know what i'm talking about. have an outline of what order your main points will be presented in and be sure to stick to it, keep a copy face up on a desk nearby so you can glance over if you lose track. and as far as nerves, i just look over people's heads rather than at their faces, so that as far as the prof is concerned i'm making eye contact but i'm not actually, nobody can really tell that you're looking at their forheads and not their eyes from that distance, i also tend to unfocus my eyes so the whole audience is a blur so i can't pick out any faces. having certain classmates in the audience would sometimes make me nervous, ie someone i don't like or someone who gossips about me behind my back etc, so i just phase them all out and act like i'm talking to the wall at the back of the room. works for me anyway
 

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cool - thanks for the advice and the links if ya find them.<br><br><br><br>
the problem with this class is that my boyfriend is in it..which may or may not make things easier. probably not. and...to make matters more interesting, another guy i kinda dated for a little while is in that class too. what's that about? and the professor is also my advisor. i think all of those three things make it eh, more difficult. for me at least...i'll have someone show me how to do a powerpoint slide show so i can just look up there most the time.
 

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Here's a slide presentation (with notes for the speaker at the bottom) that seems to be in line with what you're looking for!<br><br><a href="http://biosystems.okstate.edu/waterquality/presentations/EnvironmentalModule/sld013.htm" target="_blank">http://biosystems.okstate.edu/waterq...ule/sld013.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
You could also look for facts here:<br><br><a href="http://www.globalhunger.net/back.html" target="_blank">http://www.globalhunger.net/back.html</a><br><br><br><br>
And here's the website of Howard Lyman. "Plain truth from the cattle rancher who won't eat meat": <a href="http://www.madcowboy.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.madcowboy.com/index.html</a>
 

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Sorry... that link started the slide show at a bad point. I've edited the post now to reflect the changed link. (The slideshow you'd be interested in would start on slide 13).
 

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powerpoint is great but don't depend too much on looking at the screen. you end up looking away from the audience and your voice will sound muffled. it's distracting for them to have the presenter looking away and they'll have a hard time hearing you. i used to lose a lot of marks for eye contact til i learned to look at the front of the room like i described. then i just lost marks on voice because i have a very quiet voice that doesn't project well, not really my fault if i was born with it but whatever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> just speak clearly and don't look at the screen too much and you'll do fine. maybe you could ask your boyfriend not to watch if that would make you self conscious, like maybe he can do homework or doodle or something lol<br><br><br><br>
looking for links right now
 

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LF writes: "then i just lost marks on voice because i have a very quiet voice that doesn't project well, not really my fault if i was born with it but whatever"<br><br><br><br>
Projecting your voice is just a matter of practicing doing some speaking -- or even singing -- with projection techniques, that you can learn in a few minutes -- and then remembering to do the techniques when you are doing your presentation. Soilman does this all the time -- especially when he has nothing at all relevant or interesting to say -- that is when he thinks it is the most important to project effectively.
 

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sorry, got distracted for a bit there but i'm back<br><br><br><br>
some of these i found at care2.com some of them are about the positives of sustainable agriculture, i'm not sure if that's part of your topic at all<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.fao.org/ag/" target="_blank">http://www.fao.org/ag/</a><br><br>
The Agriculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations offers articles discussing the risks of a global agricultural community<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/" target="_blank">http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/</a><br><br>
The Alternative Farming Information Center is a branch of the USDA. Go here for a wealth of links to online articles and databases.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.agroecology.org/" target="_blank">http://www.agroecology.org/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/health/farming/default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.nrdc.org/health/farming/default.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.trianglevegsociety.org/grapevine/v12/sustain.html" target="_blank">http://www.trianglevegsociety.org/gr...2/sustain.html</a><br><br>
from the International Vegetarian Union ( <a href="http://www.ivu.org" target="_blank">www.ivu.org</a> )<br><br>
this one seems to have a lot of statistics with sources cited at the bottom. numbers are either for North America or Canada, not sure which<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ivu.org/oxveg/Talks/animalfarmenv.html" target="_blank">http://www.ivu.org/oxveg/Talks/animalfarmenv.html</a><br><br>
also from IVU, has more stats but numbers are for UK.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Funkified</i><br><br><b>i have to do a 30 minute presentation in two weeks. OH! how i procrastinate. at least i kinda had a say in what the subject matter is...so more or less, i told the professor it's about the effects ... of animal agriculture on the environment.<br><br></b></div>
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John Robbins has a lot of material about this in his book, _The Food Revolution_. Especially in Part III, "Our Food, Our World." It is all footnoted, so you can check his sources and references if you want to.<br><br><br><br>
Much of the same type of material was in his original book, _Diet for a New America_. A number of excerpts or information points were taken from this book and are available on the 'net, but this information is fairly (out-)dated now. But you can read it (among other places) at:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://nashville.earthsave.org/real1989.txt" target="_blank">http://nashville.earthsave.org/real1989.txt</a><br><br><br><br>
Some similar information about how animal agriculture affects the environment is in Frances Moore Lappe's book, _Diet for a Small Planet_. There's a 20th Anniversary edition that came out in 1991.<br><br><br><br>
There is also a lot of good information in Eric Marcus's book _Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating_ (Revised ed.). See especially the chapters on American Rangelands and on World Hunger. This book can be downloaded for free as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file from <a href="http://www.vegan.com/" target="_blank">http://www.vegan.com/</a>
 

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Funk,<br><br>
Best wishes on your presentation! I totally agree with LF about not memorizing your speech or writing it out word for word. The best speech I ever gave was done extemporaneously--I had a bunch of ideas I could talk about relating to my main topic, and during the speech I adjusted to the feedback my audience gave me. The audience even had lots of questions for me afterwards, a sure sign they were interested.<br><br><br><br>
Whenever you can, of course, it's best to speak about topics you already know and love. My Best Speech was about how to pack for a long bicycle trip, and I brought in as props almost everything I'd take.
 

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yeah, i used to have robbin's diet for a new america but that's a long story. i gotta go to the bookstore this weekend and get those two books.<br><br><br><br>
thanks everyone for the links and speech giving points and such <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
i'll definitely make use of it all. muchly appreciated.
 

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let us know if you need more links than that. i'm sure i could dig out some others if need be.
 
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