Source: The Social Network FILM
Text type: A speech
Audience: At Harvard with Business and Engineering alumni
Purpose: to persuade / inform / argue
Number of words: 600 – 700
Themes / topics: Coolness, MASS MEDIA, Social Life, Money, Friendship, Ambition
Interesting quotes from the film:
” Sean Parker: YOu know what’s cooler than a million dollars?
Eduardo Saverin: you?
Sean Parker: a billion dollars”
” I was your only friend – you had one friend”
” there is a difference between being obsessed and motivated”
WRITE YOUR SPEECH AS IF YOU WERE ADDRESSING HARVARD ALUMNI IN A PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENT. APPEAL TO THE THEMES OF FRIENDSHIP, MASS MEDIA, MONEY, AMBITION AND COOLNESS. YOU HAVE TO NARROW DOWN THE TOPIC (Headline, subtopics, more specific ideas). YOU SHOULD SOUND CONVINCING ENOUGH SO THAT THEY BELIEVE IN YOUR WORDS OR GET THE FEELING THAT YOU ARE RIGHT IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.
At least have them think and reflect about your claim!
This is another task for your blogs!