- Dyed All Hues
- Los Angeles, CA
- United States
Thinker and Experimenter,
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Delivering a presentation on a controversial topic without labeling the controversy.
GLOBAL WARMING, WAR ON TERRORISM, GRANDMAS' MYSTERY MEATLOAF!!!!
I sometimes have labeling issues, as well as others around me, but sometimes the labels aren't important. The only thing of importance is the issue itself, though politics always seems to stick its head up.
Have you ever had to present something, but you know the audience already have their own preconceived notions?
I found it helpful to talk solely about the issue and not the popular name of the issue.
For example, I once did a presentation on the dangers of humans to the environment, but I really wanted to say "Global Warming", though that has a whole train of ties to its label, so I proceeded to just talk about the issues and not label the issue itself. At the end of my presentation, I recieved a lot of interest and positive remarks. Most people told me that they didn't even think about global warming, but the issues seemed more important, so that is the focus I approached with.
I believe that not giving your controversy a political mask is a good thing because, only then will the issue be seen as it is and not what it has been hyped up to be.
What approach have you taken to persuade or inform your audience of an issue without adding a political "BUZZ WORD" to it?