Public Speaking: How Public Speakers Influence the Population With Propaganda

As public speakers we have tremendous influence over the behavior, opinions and decisions of people. When our words are a vehicle for propaganda, they can become dangerous but this isn’t always the case. Public speakers have used propaganda to influence people in topics ranging from joining the war effort to stop smoking to beautifying the nation.

Originating from an old English term “to propagate,” the purpose of propaganda is to plant ideas to influence attitudes for a specific cause. Public speakers use a variety of techniques.

Here are some common propaganda methods:

• Appeal to fear

This plays on people’s fear, building support by instilling anxieties and panic in the general population.

• Bandwagon

This is a method of persuading people to do something by telling them others are doing it.

• Testimonial

One of the most common forms of propaganda in the public speaking realm, testimonials use the words of a famous person to persuade you.

• Transfer

This technique uses the names or pictures of famous people, but not direct quotations.

• Repetition

In this type the product name is repeated at least four times.

• Emotional words

Public speakers often use words that will evoke emotions, making you feel strongly about someone or something.

Propaganda is frequently used in political speeches and during times of war, when it is an especially powerful weapon. Speakers used it to dehumanize and create hatred toward an enemy by creating a false image in the mind. This is achieved by using offensive or racist terms, evading certain words or by making allegations of enemy atrocities.

One of the most notorious abuses of propaganda in public speaking contributed to Hitler’s surge to power in Nazi Germany during World War II. British speakers employed their own propaganda campaign to portray the Germans as bloodthirsty, murderous Huns, gaining public support for the war. In America Rosie the Riveter pleaded with women to take on the jobs of men who were fighting the war.

Other instances when public speakers used propaganda to influence people.

• It’s been used in many public health recommendations such as getting flu shots, quitting smoking and losing weight.

• Political speakers often encourage citizens to participate in a census or election.

• Advertisers hire speakers to promote their products to convey their message.

Propaganda has left an indelible stamp on history. Undoubtedly, it’s destined to influence future generations, as well.…

Love and Relationships in Modern Society

It is very common to hear these days that romance is dead, or that love and relationships of the present age just do not have the passion of the old days. But how true is that? Were relationships of the past so filled with romance and so perfect as often described?

The truth is, all those amazing love stories that are told in great novels and movies, even when real, are the rarest of relationships. From an early age, a perception is created in people’s minds about love and relationships, that it should all be as in fairy tales or in a romance; that love, when it comes, will be forever and will be a perfect and a smooth ride. Human beings are not perfect, therefore their relationships can’t be perfect either.

We’re not that much different from people who lived centuries ago; our core is still the same, our desires and feelings are unchanged. What has truly progressed, on the other hand, is a society which has now a different set of values that changed the way people perceive love and relationships. A few decades ago a wedding ring meant it was forever, but not because the couple would love each other endlessly; it was only because it was not possible to break the vows of marriage. No matter what happened between the two, there were no exit doors. And even though we are given the idea of these perfect marriages, the unavoidable truth is there were problems. They were just hidden behind veils of lies and deceit.

The key to making love and relationships last and be happy doesn’t involve any magic, or a ring; it’s about both people committing themselves to the fullest. Often people are so lost in their search for the stereotypes they believe, that they forget commitment and love is truly important to make things work. This is something that will remain the same over the years.

Love and relationships haven’t changed that much over the centuries, because men and women still feel the same way and are still after the same desires. Their surroundings, on the other hand, have evolved the perceptions of these ideas. Before, just as it is now, relationships were haunted with many problems, doubts and struggles between the couple, but no one is interested in reading stories about failed romances of the past. And this is what creates the dream of perfection in the minds of people, that is so far from reality.…

Law of Attraction – Why Some People Can Bring You Bad Luck

Did you know when applying the law of attraction it is wise to keep your goals to yourself? When you decide to make changes in your life by willfully apply the law of attraction you have to become very aware of the quality of energy that you bring into your life.

The Law of Attraction is based not only on the thought forms that you hold but it includes the thought forms within your environment. Sometimes you may be surrounded by people who subconsciously who hold a negative outcome for your desire. While you may give your desire twenty percent of mental energy someone else may be given 60{512b763ef340c1c7e529c41476c7e03bc66d8daea696e1162822661d30dde056} of their intention in the direction of your goal. What this does is cancel out your desire.

Another way a person can bring you bad luck is by the vibration they are carrying. Sometimes a person hold a very low vibration based on the negative thoughts in their mind. Those negative thoughts and feeling begin to merge with your energy and soon enough if you are not strong enough in controlling your energy you may begin to attract lots of negative circumstances.

Psychic protection is something everyone should learn in order to achieve their goals. You cannot be successful with applying the law of attraction if you don’t make an effort to shield your personal energy for those who don’t wish to see you succeed. If you find that you are struggling to apply the law of attraction to your life without results take a good look at who you are surrounded by.…