Critique a Speech

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  • Analyze guidelines for critically evaluating speeches.
  • Evaluate the suggested guidelines for informative speaking, the supporting materials of a speech, and the varied types of presentation aids.
  • Analyze the goals and guidelines of a persuasive speech.
  • Explore the three types of persuasive speeches and the fallacies of logical, emotional, and credibility appeals.
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      1. Use the following checklist to guide your critique:
      • Did the speaker choose a topic that was relevant and interesting to the audience, with a clear purpose?
      • Did the speaker ensure that his or her topic was researched adequately?
      • Did the speaker deliver an introduction that gained attention and oriented the audience?
      • Was the speech clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful?
      • Was each main point adequately supported?
      • Did the speaker create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy?
      • Did the conclusion summarize the thesis and provide closure?
      • Did the speaker use effective volume, eye contact, speech rate, pausing, and gestures?

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Communications is the safest and fastest mode of establishing a rapport either between or
among individuals. In giving a speech, one can successfully judge the impact of his or her speech
based on the reaction from the audience. Another way is to critique the speech itself. This is done
by an individual outside the bracket of the speaker and the audience.
Guidelines for critically evaluating speeches.
Evaluating a speech entails establishing whether the speech achieved its intended purpose to
the audience or not. Analyzing the means by which the communication was passed. There exist
various ways in which a speech can be critiqued. The first way includes a guideline of content
evaluation, which in this case, is a guideline aimed at analyzing the content of the speech. To be
able to evaluate speeches an analyst has to consider the content of the speech itself. Hence in this
case, if the audience understands the communication, then it implies that the content of the
communication is explicit. The content evaluation also entails having a basic understanding of
the main points of the speech. The second guideline is the assessment of the delivery, which in
this case upon the analysis of the content one has to analyses the mode in which the speech has
been delivered to the audience. Clarity will only be achieved if the when the content of the
speech is accurate and the mode of delivery is acceptable to the audience. The final guideline in
evaluating a speech is the fe...

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