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Speech Analysis
In order to understand the dynamics of presenting, it is helpful to analyze speeches to review what went well and what could be improved, and then apply to your own presentations.
For this assignment, you will find a specific speech of your choice and then evaluate the speaker’s effectiveness in nonverbal and verbal cues, presentation skills, content, cultural competence (using communication styles to overcome cultural barriers), and speaker credibility. You will identify the strategies of effective presentation in your review.
Go to TED Talks, American Rhetoric, or the Library of Congress and search for a speech with a topic or speaker of your interest. The speech will need to be video as well as audio, so you can analyze the nonverbal elements along with the content.
After watching the speech, reflect on it by answering the following questions below. Please use the Unit 3 Assignment Template to for your submission.
Identify the speech and URL.
Briefly describe your first impression of the speaker and content.
Identify the topic and purpose of the speech. Is the thesis clear or is there some ambiguity?
Explain how the speech functions to transmit, reinforce, restore and/or transform culture.
Identify the mode of delivery that was used — memorized, manuscriipt, impromptu, or extemporaneous.
Which of the five canons of rhetoric were effective? Describe at least one canon that needed to be improved.
Explain two nonverbal cues you noticed. Did they add to the effectiveness of the speech? Did any of the nonverbal cues contradict the verbal message?
Explain if the verbal message was effective. Was there any content or words that were not effective? Was suitable language used?
What kind of audience does it appear the speech is geared towards — unmotivated, random, passive, motivated, self-selected, homogenous, hostile, or absent?
Explain whether cultural competence was displayed by the speaker through communication styles. How did the speaker overcome any cultural barriers?
What was the evidence provided? Was it effective? Did you find the speaker credible? Briefly describe why or why not. Did the speaker use the “power pose”?
Describe why the format was or was not effective (introduction, body, and conclusion). Which section made the biggest impact on you? Why?
Explain two specific areas the speaker could have improved based on the strategies discussed in the text readings or supplemental materials.
Explain two speaking strategies you learned (from either what the speaker did well or what the speaker needs to improve) that you would apply to your presentations.
URL CHOSEN -https://www.ted.com/talks/catherine_price_why_having_fun_is_the_secret_to_a_healthier_life
TITLE -Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life
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