Top Ten Tips for Terrific Table Topics
Chris Cox February 2007 Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgements & apologies
Douglas Adams Simon Bragg Andrew Cook Teresa Dukes Liz Judson Rudyard Kipling Spinal Tap
Tips for beginners
Tips about structure
Tips about content
Tips for beginners 1.
Go with the first little idea that comes into your head
Tips about structure 4.
Express an opinion, right at the start
Remember the rule of three
Remember the six honest serving men â€“ What, Why, When, How, Where & Who
Know when to stop
Tips about content 8.
Prepare something in advance
Draw on your own experience
10. Be eccentric
Special bonus tip 11. Keep doing table topics
Which famous person would you most like to have dinner with?
Answer this in the style of: – The rule of three – The six honest serving men (What, Why, When, How, Where & Who) – Something eccentric
Summary 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
DONâ€™T PANIC! Buy time Go with the first little idea that comes into your head Express an opinion, right at the start Remember the rule of three Remember the six honest serving men Know when to stop Prepare something in advance Draw on your own experience Be eccentric Keep doing table topics