speech analysis

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Listen to the ted talk about body language the link is below, and then look at the instructions below in order to write the paper.


Speech Analysis Paper


1. To evaluate an out-of-class public speaker.

2. To reinforce formal outline procedures and public speech techniques.

3. To transfer knowledge of public speaking writing to essay writing using: (1) thesis and conclusion supported by evidence; (2) the appropriate genre for the intended audience;  (3) clear and logical organization; and (4) rules and mechanics of effective writing. 

Assignment:  You are to listen to a speech outside of the classroom.  The speech will allow you to make connections across academic disciplines outside of Communication Studies.  

Requirements:  The paper should be no less than two (2) and no more than three (3) pages in length (Note: One page ~ 22 lines).  Paper should be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and double spacing. Paper should follow conventions of academic writing. 

Paper Structure:  Your paper should address most of the following questions. Do not answer the questions by number; write the paper as an essay.The topics are suggestions to include in each section:

I. Introduction (one paragraph):  

A. State the name of the speaker. 

B. State the date and location of the speech.  

C. Present the speaker’s credentials.  

D. Explain how this speech connects to your own personal or academic learning experience (e.g., is it relevant to any of your other coursework here at LaGuardia?).

E. State your thesis which should offer an evaluation of the content and quality of the speech.

II. Content (several paragraphs): For each of the following, first refer specifically to techniques taught or examples shown in class or read in the textbook, and then explain if and how they are employed (or not employed) by the speaker. 

A. How did the speaker gain the attention of the audience in the introduction?

B. Did the speaker establish credibility? How? 

C. Did the speaker state a specific purpose? How?

D. What was the thesis statement? Was it clear?

E. Did the speaker include a preview of the main points? If so, what main points did the speaker list?

F. What types of supporting materials (examples, statistics, metaphors, analogies, narrative, definition, comparison, contrast, testimony, vivid images) did the speaker use? 

G. Did the speaker provide clear oral citations?

H. List some transitions the speaker used.

I. Discuss the effectiveness of the conclusion.

J. Discuss the speaker’s use of language.  Was it clear, concise, creative, grammatically correct, and vivid?  Did the speaker utilize poetic techniques such as alliteration, repetition, parallelism, figures of speech, metaphors, or similes?

III. Delivery(one paragraph).:For each of the following, first refer specifically to techniques taught or examples shown in class or read in the textbook, and then explain if and how they are employed (or not employed) by the speaker. 

A. Vocal Elements

B. Physical Elements

IIII. Response (oneparagraph):

A. Include several elements of the speech that you would like to incorporate (or to avoid) in your next speech to improve your public speaking abilities.

B. Explain what you learned from the content of the speech and its relevance to you.

C. Discuss any other reactions you had to the speech.

V. Conclusion (one paragraph:

A. Write a statement or two that sums up your analysis and evaluation of the event.

B. Discuss the audience’s reaction to the speech.

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