You will choose to view either a political speech or a televised editorial. While you watch the speech, make notes about the speech’s content, the speaker’s delivery, and the non-verbal gestures he or she makes, on the Speech Analysis Worksheet. If you miss some of the categories on the first viewing, re-watch the speech and try to pay closer attention to more subtle details.
You may choose to watch a speech on television or find one online to view. Below are some sites where you can find a variety of political speeches.
Martin Luther king Jr
Upon completing the Speech Analysis Worksheet, which can be downloaded below, you will write a one page analysis of the speech. Was the speaker effective overall? Was the speech convincing? Using information from the completed worksheet, write a detailed and insightful account on the effectiveness of the speech.
Please save your speech analysis as a Word (.doc) document.