Evaluating a Persuasive Speech

Submission Type: Word document (brief essay/speech review)

For this activity, watch the following the Persuasive Speech posted below. You can start the speech at the 28 second mark.

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After viewing the speech, please respond to the following in a 1-2 page essay (Word Document):

1.) Comment on the speech’s introduction (1-2 paragraphs):

  • Did the speaker effectively establish credibility (ethos) in the introduction?  Explain.
  • Did the speaker effectively relate the topic to the audience in the introduction?  Explain.
  • Did the speaker provide a clear thesis statement and a clear preview the main points in the introduction? What are the speaker’s three main points?

2.) Comment on the content of the speech (1-2 paragraphs):

  • Did speaker clearly cite 5 credible sources?
  • Overall, was the speech persuasive to you? Why or why not?

3.) Comment on the speaker’s delivery, such as eye contact, movement, speaking voice, volume, posture, etc. (1-2 paragraphs)

  • What delivery elements did the speaker do well?  What delivery elements can the speaker work on?

4.) Finally, discuss at least 2 strengths and at least 2 areas of improvement (weaknesses) of the speech. (1-2 paragraphs)

NOTE: Because you will be commenting on the speaker’s delivery in #3, focus your strengths and weaknesses on other areas (such as the content of the message, the speaker’s sources, the organization of the speech, the speaker’s attention-getter and conclusion, etc.)

 

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