Speech Analysis Paper (1.5-2pages only Please)
The objective of this essay is to analyze a taped speech* (you are NOT summarizing the content of the speech).
*YOU MAY CHOOSE ANY TED TALK (INCLUDING TEDX) ON YOUTUBE TO ANALYZE.
I have attached a student example for reference
My Ted Talk of choice is “The Danger of Silence” (4mins 22secs, link right below)
You will be graded on how thoroughly you analyze the speech, and how thoroughly you use evidence from the speech and course concepts to answer the questions listed below. (Multiple typographical and grammatical errors will affect your grade.)
The paper should be typed (12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced), written in paragraph style (no bullet points) and be at least 1.5-2 pages in length. A cover page is not needed.
Your paper must include an introduction, body, and conclusion. PLEASE WRITE IN FULL SENTENCES. The body of the paper should answer the questions below. Not all of the questions will address the particular issues relevant to the speech you watch and/or you may want to address some issues in addition to these. Your paper should be organized so that the information within each paragraph is related and you should use transitions between the paragraphs.
Did this speech sound and look well-rehearsed?
How well did the speaker incorporate sources within this speech?
How clear was the organizational pattern? Could you identify the pattern (e.g. topical, chronological)?
Were the speaker’s transitions between the main points evident?
Did the speaker accomplish what he/she needed to in the introduction (attention, audience analysis, preview) and conclusion (review main points, memorable)?
What did the speaker do to build/increase credibility?
Do you think the speaker appeared confident and professional? Why or why not?
What aspect of the speaker’s vocal delivery did she/he do well? What can the speaker do to improve?