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So im in 4h and I have to do a public presentation every year. This year I am going to do mine on celiac disease.

You are supposed to catch the judges attention by saying something, well, catchy.

So I was thinking:

"Nausea, heart burn, indegestion, upset stomach, diarrhea? It might sound like a pepto bismol commercial, but its actually a small part of a very long list of symptoms for a commmonly misdiagnosed disease. Hi, My name is ___ ____ and this is....."

Would this be catchy in your opinion? I have all my posters done(what is celiac disease? what is gluten? statistics and linkings, living gluten free, and my resources.

Any overall advice for this presentation. Also, is that how the pepto bismol commercial went or is it something else in another order?

THANKS

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So im in 4h and I have to do a public presentation every year. This year I am going to do mine on celiac disease.

You are supposed to catch the judges attention by saying something, well, catchy.

So I was thinking:

"Nausea, heart burn, indegestion, upset stomach, diarrhea? It might sound like a pepto bismol commercial, but its actually a small part of a very long list of symptoms for a commmonly misdiagnosed disease. Hi, My name is ___ ____ and this is....."

Would this be catchy in your opinion? I have all my posters done(what is celiac disease? what is gluten? statistics and linkings, living gluten free, and my resources.

Any overall advice for this presentation. Also, is that how the pepto bismol commercial went or is it something else in another order?

THANKS

It like it! Great introduction!

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I love it!!! biggrin.gif

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Excellent. Be sure to do it like the commercial! Let us know how it goes. Be sure to tell the newspaper you are doing this presentation. They might like to do an article about you. You will do great.

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Catchy! It will grab their attention and they'll recognize it from the start. Let us know how it goes! Terrific idea! :lol:

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Here's the dance:

Great idea -- go for it! :D

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Yes, your introduction is catchy. Thanks for raising awareness. If we all do our bit, gluten-free will not be a foreign language anymore. Good luck with your presentation!

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Awesome! So do you think it would make them uncomfortable if I said in the symptons,"constipation, diarrhea," or should I just stick to "digestive/stomach problems" (which would leave it open to be C, D bloating,etc) ? Thanks for all your help!

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Go for details if you want to spread the word. You hear many people say I don't have any symptoms of celiac disease because I'm not skinny. People really do not know that both constipation and diaherra can be celiac symptoms. And that you do not need to look like you are starving to death. Overweight people can be celiacs. Are you comfortable saying these symptoms? It really depends on how comfortable you are with saying these words in front of a crowd.

Practice in front of a mirror. It really helps. Choosing a topic that is not so popular always makes a great speech. I know you will do very well. If you can give it first or second helps. Beside if you go first or second, it's either the best or second best speech given. Then it's over with and you can relax.

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Thanks! They actually put us in order so we go whenever our name is called. But I will practice! I think i'll probably just throw it in the middle of the symptoms list and treat it like any other word. Haha

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Thanks! They actually put us in order so we go whenever our name is called. But I will practice! I think i'll probably just throw it in the middle of the symptoms list and treat it like any other word. Haha

Exactly! I think this is a great way to start your presentation. Just say the words like any other scientific medical word.

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Wow. My presentation was horrible.

Sorry but I had the stupidest judge ever. I have never gotten worse than a blue ribbon in the last 3 years i've done it. But noooo, she gives me a red(a ribbon below blue) She told me I dont seem like I know much about my topic(HELLO I TOLD HER I HAVE CELIAC!!!) AND, one of my boards talked about ingredients that have gluten. I said hydrolyzed and autolyzed yeast extract as one. then later she asked me: "what exactly is oo--too-leesed whatever?" So i told her its an ingredient in some processed foods, similar to msg. Of course later she tells me i obviously didnt do enough research cause i dont know what it is. I TOLD HER WHAT IT IS!!!! And and and!!! UHH! I had a list of disease/conditions that have been linked with celiac somehow. She asked me exactly how..i told her it can lead to vitamin deficiencys and that people with autism have seen lots of improvement on a gluten and dairy free diet. I think thats answering her question!!! BUT NO SHE TOLD ME I SEEMED LIKE I DIDNT KNOW! I was even confident in my answers!!!! OOooh and i even wasted my last PAMELAS CHOCOLATE COOKIE ON HER!! I gave it to her as a sample and what does she do!?!? SHE GIVES ME THE WORST SCORE OF MY LIFEEEE!!!

Sorry but im just so mad. Ive never cried over a stupid presentation until now. I have been working on this since february and it was the best one i've done. I could redo it later but to be honest i dont even want to see my stupid presentation anymore.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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Maceroni,

I hope she gets diarrhea :ph34r::ph34r:

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Maceroni,

I hope she gets diarrhea :ph34r::ph34r:

ME TOO!!!

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I'm sure you were AWESOME! :D

She probably couldn't believe you had sooo much information in your head, she must have felt stupid. From your quotes, she sounded extremely ignorant. ;)

Some people are just convinced they know it all and don't have an open mind to learn. Reminds of the commedian that has the "Can't fix stupid" line! :D

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Haha:) Thanks guys! I think she just hated me for no reason, because she gave me a 1 out of 4 for answering questions(she only asked 2--autolyzed yeast and the connections to other diseases which i both answered) She could have just given me 2/4 and I would have gotten a blue for overall score. But no.

Thanks for making me feel better! Maybe I will redo my presentation at the next date and try to get a blue because I think i worked hard enough for one.

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Maybe a lot of what you said relates to her health and she needed to discredit you in her own mind so that she could keep denying that she should address her own issues.

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