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Speech Critique

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Introduction
The chosen speech is Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness by Dr. Tracey Marks
(Marks, 2018). The speech targets an audience of mental health and self-improvement
enthusiasts. Some of the key elements of the speech include demystifying depression, treatment,
and prospects. We shall critique the speech for a better understanding of informative speeches.
Discussion
a) Did the speaker choose a topic that was relevant and interesting to the audience,
with a clear purpose?
The speaker's choice is appropriate to the audience. The speaker introduces the speech clearly
by stating the purpose of depression as an illness rather than a weakness. The audience is the
subscribers. The subscribers are looking for information on health and wellness. More
specifically, the audience is seeking information on mental health. The choice of depression as
an illness offers an important topic to the audience as the doctor states many clients come
seeking assistance on the issue. Moreover, the doctor finds that some core misconceptions are
surrounding the illness thus requiring the audience to have more awareness of the issue.
b) Did the speaker ensure that his or her topic was researched adequately?
The speaker delivers a speech that is informative and is adequately researched. The speech
offers an analysis of some possible ways through which individuals may develop depression and
the context. As such, having a family history of depression, environmental, and social factors are
discussed as key ways for developing depression. The chemical balances responsible for

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1 Speech Critique Name Professor Course Date 2 Speech Critique Introduction The chosen speech is Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness by Dr. Tracey Marks (Marks, 2018). The speech targets an audience of mental health and self-improvement enthusiasts. Some of the key elements of the speech include demystifying depression, treatment, and prospects. We shall critique the speech for a better understanding of informative speeches. Discussion a) Did the speaker choose a topic that was relevant and interesting to the audience, with a clear purpose? The speaker's choice is appropriate to the audience. The speaker introduces the speech clearly by stating the purpose of depression as an illness rather than a weakness. The audience is the subscribers. The subscribers are looking for information on health and wellness. More specifically, the audience is seeking information on mental health. The choice of depression as an illness offers an important topic to the audience as the doctor states many clients come seeking assistance on the issue. Moreover, the doctor finds that some core misconceptions are surrounding the illness thus requiring the audience to have more awareness of the issue. b) Did the speaker ensure that his or her topic was researched adequately? The speaker delivers a speech that is informative and is adequately researched. The speech offers an analysis of some possible ways through which individuals may develop depression and the context. As such, having a family ...
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