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Speaker Critique Discussion
This discussion asks that you find a speaker to critique online. Please ensure you are choosing a speaker with an audience in a somewhat professional setting. I’ve found that if you are in doubt about a speech to critique, a famous or historical speech is often very effective to listen to or to watch; I offer some suggestions below as to sites you may choose to visit in order to complete the assignment.
Answer the following questions on the discussion board
1.Context of speech: List the name of website you used. How long is this speech? Who is speaking? Where? When? Please provide a link to your speech here as well.
2.Purpose of speech: Why is the speech being delivered? Who is the intended audience, do you think? Is this a persuasive speech or informational?
3.Briefly discuss the speaker’s voice quality. Discuss rate (how fast or slow), emphasis, intensity, vocal distractors (uh’s, umm’s, etc.), use of pauses, etc. Is the overall quality effective? Why or why not?
4.How does the speaker begin? What is used to gain attention? Tell us the quote or opening lines. Is it an effective opening?
5.What are the main ideas the speaker is presenting? Briefly outline them.
6.How does the speaker conclude? What is used to give a memorable ending? How does the audience respond?
7.What ONE positive technique or skill can you take from this speaker and use in your own speeches?
8.How will you take the knowledge learned from this speech, and your work in this course, to benefit yourself, your community, and society now and in the future.