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07/20/2006 12:16:39 PM · #1
hey
I am running for 8th grade student body at my school, I am having a hard time coming up with a clever but original slogan. If any of you have ideas that would be great.

thanks! :)

-megan
07/20/2006 01:07:45 PM · #2
If you want us to propose a campaign slogan, we need to know something about your "platform", where you stand on an issue or issues of importance in your school. Assuming this student body council isn't just a popularity contest, anyway... And if it IS a popularity contest, and you're not a member of the in-group, then maybe that should be your platform right there; that you represent the "rest" of the people, not the clique.

So give us some info, Megan? Absent any other info, based on your user name, how about "Vote MEGAN: She's one crazy chick!"

Robt.
07/20/2006 02:52:38 PM · #3
Thanks for the advice. i definantly think that one of my huge porposes is to let people know that it isn't a popularity contest, and that I want to bring the school together so that there isn't the "in" group and the "others".

Message edited by author 2006-07-20 14:53:04.
07/20/2006 02:56:44 PM · #4
Is this an issue at your school? Do the mass of students feel they are not represented by the council? Is the council currently composed of the popular clique? Or is it representative of other factions? Does the council make decisions that most of the students feel are poorly-based? Etc, etc. IN other words, what's the situation and what would you DO about it if elected?

R.
07/20/2006 03:03:16 PM · #5
I remember being in 8th grade and wanting to run for student body. In my school, it was all about popularity, which is why the same people were elected every year. I really hope that you're able to get in and represent the rest!

Bear's advice is (as usual) spot on. While the other contenders for the council are making promises that they will never be able to keep (less homework, candy machines, etc.) you should think about what changes you really want to make, and what ones you think you can make.

And for what it's worth, I sorta' like the crazy chick slogan. It's different, and if you can get people to laugh, they'll notice and remember.

Good luck!
07/20/2006 03:04:02 PM · #6
well the people who are elected don't do anything, because people think its a popularity contest. And one of the reasons im running is to actually do something for a change.

07/20/2006 03:08:29 PM · #7
Originally posted by crazychick3:

well the people who are elected don't do anything, because people think its a popularity contest. And one of the reasons im running is to actually do something for a change.


But what would that BE? We need specifics, not generalities. Come up with a list of things that Student Council OUGHT to do and has the POWER to do and is NOT doing, and you're in business...

Robt.
07/20/2006 03:23:45 PM · #8

"Let me by YOUR voice!"

"Make a difference - vote Megan!"

"Be heard! Vote Megan!"


07/20/2006 03:26:20 PM · #9
*willing to do anything for the school.
*be an example for others.
*willing to work hard for things they want.
*I'll stay busy the whole year.
*I will be kind to anyone no matter who it is.
*I will make it a way fun year.
*I will bring the school together in fun activities.
07/20/2006 03:27:43 PM · #10
"Megan Hewlett — A Crazy Chick who Thinks She can Make a Difference!"

jejeje™

R.


07/20/2006 03:29:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by crazychick3:

*willing to do anything for the school.
*be an example for others.
*willing to work hard for things they want.
*I'll stay busy the whole year.
*I will be kind to anyone no matter who it is.
*I will make it a way fun year.
*I will bring the school together in fun activities.

Okay, a good start here, but let's get even a bit more specific.
*What kind of things DO they want, that you can work for? What has the student body been asking for that you know of?
*Stay busy doing what? Representing them?
*How will you make it a "way fun year"?
*Probably tied to the one above, what kind of activities do you have in mind?

Dealing in generalities is kinda' fuzzy. People will respond better if you can tell them exactly what you have in mind. If you say, "we'll do fun activities" you may get some attention. If you say, "I'm going to try to organzie a end of year dance/carnival/whatever", you'll probably get much more interest (and likely more support from people with ideas who want to help).
07/20/2006 03:30:25 PM · #12
Thanks for all of the suggestions! they will really help!

07/20/2006 03:32:30 PM · #13
Strength in Unity
07/20/2006 03:35:42 PM · #14
*willing to do anything for the school.
-Great, what needs to be done? How can YOU solve those issues?

*be an example for others.
-Always a good thing, why do they need an example though? Is there something wrong with the current way they are doing things? What will you show them with your example?

*willing to work hard for things they want.
-What do they want?

*I'll stay busy the whole year.
-Doing what? Why should they care?

*I will be kind to anyone no matter who it is.
-Also always a good thing. Don't be a doormat either though.

*I will make it a way fun year.
-How? What will you do to make it fun?

*I will bring the school together in fun activities.
-What kind of activities?

Just some stuff to think about. Sounds like you're on the right track but those are some questions you might want to think about to enhance your platform. People respond more to specifics than generalities.

If it's a popularity contest and you aren't the most popular one you need to convince the voters why they should vote for you instead of their "friend".

Edit: D'oh! OdysseyF22 beat me to the response, but I'll leave my reply just in case it still is helpful

Message edited by author 2006-07-20 15:37:22.
07/20/2006 03:36:23 PM · #15
Originally posted by crazychick3:

*willing to do anything for the school.
*be an example for others.
*willing to work hard for things they want.
*I'll stay busy the whole year.
*I will be kind to anyone no matter who it is.
*I will make it a way fun year.
*I will bring the school together in fun activities.


Okay, that's a good start. That's the basics of a "platform", see? Now, I assume you will have an assembly where you give a speech, right? Those points are what you want to build on. But it would be a good idea to have specifics to illustrate the generalities. For example, what KINDS of "fun activities" do you think you can spearhead into reality? Or "staying busy"... what, exactly, does that mean? In the past, the elected officers don't do a thing, they just bask in their self-perceived glory? You're going to be different, right? So you're going to work on an agenda which you will then try to get implemented and up-and-running, whatever that might be. So come up with some specific talking points.

One other thing: "I will be kind to everyone, no matter who it is" doesn't sound right. By using "no matter who it is" you are in effect acknowledging that there are class differences within the social structure of the school, as if you're buying into that. The statement COULD be read as saying something like "I'm well aware there are nerds and hopeless dweebs and morons in this school, but I promise to be nice to them even though I'm not one of them..." See? What you really want to say is that you think all students deserve the same basic respect from their fellows in the school community, and that you'll do whatever's in your power to encourage that. Not in those words, of course, but that's the point you're trying to make, right?

Robt.

Edit to add: Thanks Meg, those are very useful hints you have posted up :-)

Message edited by author 2006-07-20 15:37:25.
07/20/2006 03:41:29 PM · #16
Megan can and will!
07/20/2006 03:43:22 PM · #17
You're welcome to borrow this one:

Eschew Obfuscation
07/20/2006 03:44:03 PM · #18
"Vote for Megan or wallow in the ashes of your former village!" :)
07/20/2006 03:46:07 PM · #19
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

"Vote for Megan or wallow in the ashes of your former village!" :)

Or we could shorten this and be more direct:
"A vote for Megan saves your village!"
07/20/2006 03:50:10 PM · #20
Originally posted by crazychick3:

hey
I am running for 8th grade student body at my school, I am having a hard time coming up with a clever but original slogan. If any of you have ideas that would be great.

thanks! :)

-megan


"Hewlett the Dogs Out!"
07/20/2006 04:41:33 PM · #21
Some keywords to think about...

Originally posted by crazychick3:


*willing to do anything for the school. - Loyalty
*be an example for others. - Bearing
*willing to work hard for things they want. - Commitment
*I'll stay busy the whole year (and produce results). - Enduring
*I will be kind to anyone no matter who it is. - Unselfish, Understaning, Caring
*I will make it a way fun year. - (see next statement)
*I will bring the school together in fun activities. - Cohesiveness
07/20/2006 04:51:25 PM · #22
When i ran for president for 8th grade 2 years ago my posters had a picture of me pointing at the camera and it said "i want u to vote for me for student president" Then I Gave the most kick ass speech ever...I started out in a suit and startted stuttering my speech, said "screw this" tore off my suit and was wearing to reveal a shirt that said "vote shimm" (shimm is my last name), said that I wasent going to prommess anythig that i coudlent get like more money for school, and better lunches, and since i am a techie started to get some "rocky" music playing, and by the end, the entire school was on there feet. Then the other kid gave a lame ass speech, said he was going to get us a new principal, and won....because....no matter what you say, IT IS A POPULARITY CONTEST (and the kids boyfriend stole all the ballets and changed a bunch of them)
07/20/2006 05:22:33 PM · #23
Originally posted by jusdino4it:

IT IS A POPULARITY CONTEST


Pretty good. By 8th grade you'd already gotten a handle on 90% of politics. ;)
07/20/2006 05:28:56 PM · #24
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Originally posted by jusdino4it:

IT IS A POPULARITY CONTEST


Pretty good. By 8th grade you'd already gotten a handle on 90% of politics. ;)


Are you kidding me? Popularity is no more than %20....the rest is propaganda.
07/20/2006 11:30:39 PM · #25
thanks everyone!

but instead of a speech we do a skit if me make it to top 8, so any ideas for that?

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