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    Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Tomorrow our year is voting on the prefects of the the school for 2012. I am running for prefect as i want to be a part of the leadership team as i think it would be a good experience as i have never been a part of it before. I am unsure of what to say in my speech and was wondering if anyone had any advice? We only get one minute to talk so it's not going to be a very long speech.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Make people laugh, don't bore them.

    99% of the students that vote aren't interested in what you can do for the school, they just want entertainment and if you supply that you'll get their vote.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    I'm a prefect and in my school we didn't have to give a speech. Anyway.
    I guess what you should include is that you want to give back to the school community and want to help the students something along the lines of that.
    Tell us later if you get it

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Just talk about stuff how you'll be beneficial, how you can improve it etc.. that's what everyone talks about. tbh there's nothing else to say.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Agreed with the first comment.

    A school leader doesn't do jack. Ironically enough im also one.

    But anyways, humour or conviction. Take your pick. But by now everbody is just way too stressed and just wants a laugh.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by AAEldar View Post
    Make people laugh, don't bore them.

    99% of the students that vote aren't interested in what you can do for the school, they just want entertainment and if you supply that you'll get their vote.
    If I was funny I would defs try and make my speech funny but I kind of lack that ability :P


    Quote Originally Posted by BobMac View Post
    I'm a prefect and in my school we didn't have to give a speech. Anyway.
    I guess what you should include is that you want to give back to the school community and want to help the students something along the lines of that.
    Tell us later if you get it
    What did you do instead of a speech?? Thanks for the tips, will tell you if I get it

    Quote Originally Posted by iRuler View Post
    Just talk about stuff how you'll be beneficial, how you can improve it etc.. that's what everyone talks about. tbh there's nothing else to say.
    Yeah there's 33 of us going for 25 positions meaning 33 minutes of the same thing over and over again and my year is probs not going to listen anyway and just talk half the time and then they'll jus vote based on who they are. I feel as if these elections are popularity contests most of the time anyway!

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by fairyfloss23 View Post
    I feel as if these elections are popularity contests most of the time anyway!
    That's exactly what they are.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by jnney View Post
    humour or conviction. Take your pick.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by iRuler View Post
    That's exactly what they are.
    Which is stupid because half of the time the people who aren't 'popular' don't get in when they would be the best option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyfloss23 View Post
    Which is stupid because half of the time the people who aren't 'popular' don't get in when they would be the best option!
    Do teachers get a say?
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    You have to do a speech?

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by slyhunter View Post
    You have to do a speech?
    You don't? It seems rather redundant electing a leader based on the fact you know (or don't know) them by face. It is the only succinct and clear way for people to present their reasons why they would be a suitable leader for the school community.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    See my school, people know each other...

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by slyhunter View Post
    See my school, people know each other...
    Your school is either:
    1. Very small (<50 kids)
    2. All live under a rock
    3. Unbelievably social with each other, which I find this hard to believe, considering I don't know many seniors that would volunteer to hang with the irritability of Year 7s
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Ah, my school only allows year 10+ to vote.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    [QUOTE=fairyfloss23;5368130]

    What did you do instead of a speech?? Thanks for the tips, will tell you if I get it


    We submitted an application if we were successful we went through an interview with our prefect advisor and one of our deputy. If we were successful after that then there was a vote where year 10's, our grade (year 11's), year 12's and teachers voted.
    Year 10 vote = 1 point
    Year 11 vote = 5 points
    Year 12 vote = 2 points
    Teacher's vote = 10 points

    Hope that helps and good luck

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by slyhunter View Post
    Ah, my school only allows year 10+ to vote.
    My school gets the year 11s, year 12 prefects and teachers to vote. Prefect votes count as 5 and teachers count as 10.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Years 7-11 voted at my school, as well as teachers and the previous captains.

    It's never about who will do the best job, it's whose more popular or in one case a couple of years ago, who swore the most.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    It's just a popularity vote lol.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by AAEldar View Post
    Years 7-11 voted at my school, as well as teachers and the previous captains.

    It's never about who will do the best job, it's whose more popular or in one case a couple of years ago, who swore the most.
    A vote for every 'cunt' in your speech.
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by Absolutezero View Post
    A vote for every 'cunt' in your speech.
    Pretty much.

    Also don't have a speech on palm cards - make it up on the spot. Too boring otherwise.

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    I don't think my school holds the elections until the middle of term 3. Only year 11 students & teachers get votes. It usually turns out as a popularity contest. :/
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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    i think becoming a prefect is more about your reputation than your speech. you have to be:
    -popular
    -seem generally responsible and not a dick (this depends on what kind of people are in your school, matters less if everyone doesnt give a shit)

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by sinophile2 View Post
    i think becoming a prefect is more about your reputation than your speech. you have to be:
    -popular
    -seem generally responsible and not a dick (this depends on what kind of people are in your school, matters less if everyone doesnt give a shit)
    You would know everything about being popular and not being a dick aye?

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    Re: Prefect Speeches/Elections!

    Quote Originally Posted by AAEldar View Post
    Pretty much.

    Also don't have a speech on palm cards - make it up on the spot. Too boring otherwise.
    Haha, the best parts of my speech were all improvised.
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