Write a short (two to three pages) evaluation of a speech you attended, covering the following items.

Assignment: Use President Obama’s State of the Union address of January

                      20, 2015 (on youtube)

 

Write a short (two to three pages) evaluation of a speech you attended, covering the following items.

 

 

  • Name, title, and/or position of speaker 
  • Subject, date, and time of speech
  • Occasion for speech, including sponsoring group
  • Location of speech (describe the physical setting in detail)
  • Mode of presentation (impromptu, memorized, read from manuscript, extemporaneous, etc.)
  • Discussion of appropriateness and effectiveness of mode of presentation
  • Description and discussion of speaker’s voice
  • Discussion of appropriateness and effectiveness of rate of speaking (including the use of pauses)
  • Discussion of appropriateness and effectiveness of loudness of presentation (including any problems with equipment, such as microphone noises)
  • Discussion of speaker’s vocal variety.
  • Discussion of speaker articulation, enunciation, pronunciation, or dialect
  • Discussion of speaker’s use of body language (including facial expressions, eye contact, movement, gestures, and appearance
  • Suggestions you would give this speaker for improving presentationskills. Yes, you may make suggestions regarding President Obama’s delivery.

 

 

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