Running head: CRITIQUE A SPEECH
Critique a Speech
CRITIQUE A SPEECH
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...