Any Old Bag Will DoIntroduction Bag Speech English 10 Topics: Introduce yourself to the class revealing a significant object/symbol (no photos or electronic devices) from your past, present, and future (three objects—one from each time). Explain the significance of each object with anecdotes, examples, reasons, etc. In addition, bring the objects in a bag that also reflects something unique about you. For example, bring them in a sport bag, name brand bag, decorated bag, or gift bag. Include the significance of the bag in your speech in the introduction. Time: 1.5-3 minutes. You are allowed a grace period of 15 seconds at either end. Process for Preparing the Speech: 1. Brainstorm on paper objects/symbols to represent yourself. Write notes by each object about possible ideas to discuss. 2. Choose the three most interesting and unique objects/symbols. Again be sure that each one represents your past, present, and future. 3. Determine the order for presentation of these. The order should be chronological from either past to future or future to past. 4. Create five note cards ( intro, one for each object, conclusion) 5. Write an introduction, which will first gain the reader’s attention about the topic (you) and explains the reason why you chose the bag 6. Write a conclusion. The last few sentences should offer a memorable sense of summary and/or closure about you 7. Practice delivering your speech multiple times Guidelines: Use innovative and appropriate items that will give the audience insight into your interests, hobbies, jobs, goals, and/or family. Due Dates: During the month of September and the first weeks of October, three introduction bag speeches will be given a day. Students will sign up on a calendar in advance. The first day of introduction bag speeches will begin on Tuesday September 14th Be CREATIVE! This should be a fun way to start your speaking experiences.