There are lots of different ways that you might go about framing EA to people who are new to the ideas.
So, we've adapted our talk to a couple of different framings, which we call 'morally urgent' and 'careers-first.' You can also write your talk based on these versions, if you prefer.
Why run an intro talk?
Many EA groups have used a broad 'Introduction to Effective Altruism' talk as a good first event to expose new people to EA for the first time.
We've found them useful because:
- They're very easy to scale - you can talk to a lot of people at once with not much organiser time
- They allow you to transmit the core ideas of EA in a clear, high-fidelity way
- They're a good way to talk to people who are curious about EA, but not ready to commit to an 8-week fellowship or other program
We think it would be great for you to have someone at your group perform a talk like this - you can cover the same topics as the talk we've written, using our slides, or adapt it however you prefer.