Rasmussen College The Speech that Made Obama President Discussion Paper

Question Description

For this discussion, find and watch a recorded speech via YouTube or other online video repositories. In your post, analyze the speech for effectiveness. For example, what communication styles or traits did the speaker use? Was the main message effectively communicated?


Please be sure to include the link to the speech as well.

Initial Posting:

In 2-3 paragraphs, respond to the topics detailed below.

  • What speech did you choose and why?
  • What did you like about it?
  • Was the speaker a natural speaker or was it forced? Describe.
  • What did you learn from it and how can you apply it to your life?
  • Would you seek out other speeches by this person or on this topic? Why or why not?
  • How did the speaker use nonverbal communication to get his/her point across?

Reply Post:

In 2-3 paragraphs, respond to another student regarding their reaction to the speech.

    1. Were you able to find the speech and listen to it?
    2. Did you like the speech? Could you see why your classmate liked it?
    3. How was the speech you chose different from this one?
    4. What did you learn and what could you apply to your life?
    5. Did the speaker's culture/gender/age/income affect the way they spoke or the experiences they spoke about?
    6. Was he or she an effective speaker? Why?

Final Answer




Speech Analysis
Institutional Affiliation



The speech selected is a keynote speech delivered by Barack in 2004 at the Democratic
National Convention in Boston. In the speech, Obama employed effective communication skills
to express his background and his desires for a better America. The most interesting part of the
speech is when he mentions that there is no black America, white America, or Latinos but rather...

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