Critique a Speech

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For this assignment, you will critique a persuasive or informative speech.


  • 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.


  1. Review the guidelines for critically evaluating speeches given in the textbook and in the learning activities.
  2. Review the following speech:

3. Write a three-to-four-page critique of the speech you chose. It might be helpful to watch the speech you have chosen to evaluate, twice.

4. 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?

Tutor Answer

School: New York University


Surname 1
Speech Critique
This paper examines the address by the former president of the United States,
President Barrack Obama in 2014 concerning the reduction of carbon pollution in the U.S
power plants. The speaker clearly defines and introduces the point of interest in the address as
the need to improve on the care of the environment through the reduction of carbon emission
by embracing clean energy to reduce the health concerns influenced by the environmental
pollutions. Highlighting the purpose of the address, the speaker acknowledges the increased
health risks such as asthma and other breathing concerns among young children. In fact, the
speaker chooses to give the speech at the Children’s Medical Center, Washington D.C, a
healthcare facility with the high rate of asthmatic cases as well as other breathing issues
among the children in the United States.

A critique of the speech
In his speech, President Obama chooses the right topic and venue to ensure that the
audience relates the two aspects to the subject matter. While noting the importance of alerting
the audience, the speaker greets the listeners and lets them understand the venue, that is, the
Children's National Medical Center. The president clearly introduces the topic to the audience
while articulating the relationship between environmental pollution and increased health
concerns particularly the present breathing concern.

Surname 2
As a concern by the speaker, the reduction in the climate change would provide a
better environment which is l...

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