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Posted: 02 February 2017 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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have to give a speech soon about ( what I felt about my initiation )does anyone have any ideas please.thank you.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I’ve never heard of that before (but I like it!).

I would say think back to all the things you did, and what you were thinking and feeling at the moment, and maybe contrast that to what you feel now that the ceremony has been explained to you.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Agreed.

We’re starting to do this with new members of our Lodge. There are a number of reasons - get the new brother used to public speaking, check out how well the initiation went from his end and, very importantly, get him thinking about what it means to be a Mason, reviewing in his mind what he has gone through, etc.

Remember - nobody expects profound Masonic wisdom from somebody who’s just joined. And keep in mind that every other person there will have gone through precisely the same ceremony, felt precisely the same mix of awe, confusion and information overload. In one sense, they will be reliving their initiation through you. Short of copious drooling or explosive profanity, you will not - cannot - mess up.

Just say why you joined, what it felt like at the time, what you feel about it now, etc.

Good luck.

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Calgary, AB

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Posted: 02 February 2017 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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thank you all for your answers .will take it into account .

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Posted: 02 February 2017 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I more likely than not that they are looking for your opinion on the process and also your personal observations, feelings, and experience from that event. Think of it as telling a story rather than a speech. Start them out by how you prepared for it, if anything. Mention how you felt leading up to the night. Were you nervous, anxious, frightened, whatever. Give them an idea of the “help” you received from any of your future brothers whether it was joking or truly helpful. Talk about what you heard and what it meant to you at that moment. Things like this.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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The only thing that hasn’t been said yet is the difference between speaking in lodge and speaking anywhere else. Just remember you are speaking to your brothers and that this is one of the few places in the world where everyone in the room wants you to succeed.

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Posted: 06 February 2017 03:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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This is quite similar to what we have here, we do that with our newly initiated.
Just be honest, try not to write something to impress others, just describe honestly how was the experience, and what impact it had on you.

Good Luck!

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Posted: 06 February 2017 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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thanks again to everybody

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