how to learn ritual – recap

Now we are back in the Lodge room once again, maybe it is time to review how we learn and deliver ritual and look at different ways of improving that process.

 

Getting back into a learning routine after a long period is a challenge for both the seasoned and new members alike.

The Square has published a wide range of articles during lock down which looked at this very topic – how to learn to learn and delivery our masonic ritual

Here are a summary of recent articles with links to further reading

Learning how to Learn

Making an advancement in Masonic Knowledge can become far easier when you ‘learn how to learn’.

A scientific approach to; how we learn is an interesting subject.  Each of us may have different ways in which we engage with the process of learning.

For some time, it has been thought that we may have specific ‘learning styles’ that are individual to us.

For example, there is one premise that we are one of the following:  ‘visual’, ‘audio’ or ‘kinesthetic’ learners. This learning style is known by the acronym VAK and was developed by Walter Burke Barbe and colleagues who proposed three learning modalities:

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5-Minute Ritualist

Struggling to learn your ritual? Become a 5-Minute Ritualist with the aid of a book of the same name.

The 5-Minute Ritualist is a scientifically founded, flexible, time and labour saving method for memorising Masonic Ritual using short, regular, highly focussed learning sessions. 5-MR offers a friendly, helping hand right across the Masonic age and experience spectrum – particularly so for inexperienced members of the Craft, aspiring WMs and Brethren living with declining memory challenges.

 

How to Learn a Speech

by Barry Cooper

Following on from our series of articles and tips on how the learn Masonic ritual, Barry Cooper directed our attention to his blog post ‘how to learn a speech’.  With his kind permission we have reproduced it below.

Do you need to speak in public, and want (or have) to do it without notes?

This article outlines my personal approach; like everything else, it won’t work for everyone – but I hope it will work for you.

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How to improve your public speaking skill with 6 techniques

Simon Lancaster, a leading speech writer discusses 6 techniques that will help improve the effectiveness of a public speech

TED talk video

His 6 tips

1 Three Breathless Sentences
(why 3 ? 3 is the magic number in Rhetoric) – convincing compelling convincing

2 Three repetitive sentences

3 Three balancing Statements

4 Metaphor

5 Exaggeration

6 Rhyme

Public speaking

How can we use the 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history

In this TED Talk video article presented by David JP Phillips, we take a brief look at some of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and the techniques that makes a great story teller.

How can we as Freemasons incorporate some of these techniques into our Masonic and professional life?

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Public Speaking

An introduction to the art of public speaking – speak with confidence.

Whether you are reciting ritual in a Masonic meeting or giving a toast at the festive board, at some point you will have to speak in public.

Public speaking is a skill you can learn, and Freemasonry offers the opportunity to perfect and practice this skill. By becoming proficient you will enjoy it and start to understand how important it is to inform and persuade people in your private and professional life too.

A comprehensive article concluding with a TED talk by Caroline Goyder

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Recent Articles: skill series

how to learn ritual - Recap

Now we are back in the Lodge room once again, maybe it is time to review how we learn and deliver ritual and look at different ways of improving that process.

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How do you Learn?

Making an advancement in Masonic Knowledge can become far easier when you 'learn how to learn'.

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Masonic Meditation

Learn how to practise Masonic meditation in a busy world with all its care and employments

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The 5-Minute Ritualist

Struggling to learn your ritual? Become a 5-Minute Ritualist with the aid of a book of the same name.

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Day in the life of a Freemason

As we start a new year, maybe start it with a new habit?

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Ten Basic Rules For Better Living

Ten Basic Rules For Better Living by Manly P Hall

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How to avoid confrontation

How can we use masonic leadership skills to avoid confrontational situations?

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Critical Thinking

How the Trivium is applied to Critical Thinking - {who, what, where, when} - {how} - {why}

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Seven Liberal Arts

The Seven Liberal Arts - why 'seven', why 'liberal', why 'arts'?

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Speak Like a Leader

How to improve your public speaking skill with 6 techniques

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How to Learn a Speech

Do you need to speak in public, or present Masonic ritual without notes ?

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Logical Fallacies

What are logical Fallacies and how to spot them

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Share One Tip

Share one easy tip to learn masonic ritual; with some good tips from Facebook followers

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Public Speaking

How can we use the 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history

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Critical Thinking

What is a critical thinker and what are their characteristics?

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Share one personal skill Freemasonry helped you to improve?

Share one personal skill Freemasonry helped you to improve; How can we make practical use of the lessons taught in Masonic writings ?

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Public Speaking

An introduction to the art of public speaking - speak with confidence

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Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences

What do you know about Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Three Words That Will Change Your Life

This article discuss a common situation found in many lodges - a difficulty in holding a conversation with a stranger.

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Al – Khwarizmi

Who was Al – Khwarizmiand what do we learn from him ? Al - Khwarizmi live c750 - c820 is credited as being the father of Algebra, being asked what is Man, give his answer in an algebraic expression

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