The stress on the use of prosodic features in Obama’s speech also helps the audience to have a sense of involvement and associate with Obama. It also successfully draws the attention of the audience while stressing on important points. Barack Obama also uses intonation and pitch to stress on how appreciative he was of his friends and family for extending their support during the election campaign. Obama in his speech thanks everyone for their involvement in his victory right from his kids, wife and to his competitor Mitt Romney. While expressing his love to his wife Michelle Obama, President Obama says, “I have never loved you more.” He expresses his love and gratitude with honesty in a lowered pitch, which again highlights and projects him as an admirable candidate for the election.
Former President Barack Obama was known for being a good speaker, but was he actually a good speaker or did was he just a very intelligent man? Public speaking is one of the hardest things to do and Barack Obama does a great job of it. He does have a few tendencies that I picked up on such as hand motion and pauses. Barack Obama gives his speech in Washington D.C. in front of thousands of eager people waiting to hear what the president had planned for the country. Obama was clearly using a teleprompter to help recite his speech, which can be very dangerous as far as communication goes.
As a transformational leader, he sets a vision for himself and the people to work towards to. His “I Have A Dream” shed a light on the importance of civil rights in America. Also, he walks the talk instead of only talking the talk. For example, he stuck to his principles by not engaging in any violent actions towards his oppressors (Toren, 2014). Since MLK follow through what he promises, his message was even more creditable to his endless supporters, which made him such an inspirational leader (Rosebush, 2015).
This speech presented by Barack Obama kick-started his political career, putting him on the map worldwide. We must remember, Obama didn’t start with the name recognition others had, such as Reagan and Trump, Obama had to get the recognition from giving fantastic speeches like this. This speech fits all 10 characteristics of great speeches easily which showed how talented he was as a speaker. This is arguably his best speech which is why we are going to discuss this one in particular. For delivery, Obama was loud, but not too loud to the point where it was distracting, and not too quiet to the point when you couldn’t hear.
By repeating these words, he is saying that America is a free country, and now it should become a free world. Although president Roosevelt used repetition in his words to capture his audience, he also used empathy for his people. He had the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. For example, Roosevelt said, "No person should try, or be allowed, to get rich out of this program"(13). This resonated with many people.
Our history of out country developing was very, very rocky. It took a lot of courageous people with a strong belief in independence and freedom to break away from one of the most powerful countries in America at that time. Strong leaders are elected her fairly and under the direction of a Republic, where people vote for representatives to decide what is best for our country. Throughout our entire history, presidents have done their best to improve our country the best ways they think they can. Despite all of this, and despite the fact I think all of our past presidents we're great, the one I believe was the best was our president, Barack Obama.
This speech is made by Bill Clinton for the audience to re-elect the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Clinton talked about Obama’s contributions and ideas that helped America during Obama’s term. The audience of such speech would most likely be the Americans interested in electing a president. Bill Clinton himself was a former president, which boosted ethos; he was once an expert authority on this field, so his words seem trusted. Still the main appeal to ethos in the speech isn’t for Clinton, but for Obama instead.
Our country has had quite a few Presidents in its day and with that come the good and the bad. Now, not all Presidents are either purely good or bad. There are some that mostly bad with a bit of good while others can be mostly good with a hint of bad. Now, no man is perfect by any means but there are a few Presidents that have done fantastic while in office and that have been a purely beneficial factor for our country. One of the things that is definitely an important trait to a President is how much they actually listen to the people that they are manning.
Quote: “There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided….. Selma is such a place….. We gather here to celebrate them.” (Obama, 2015, p.1) Explanation: Obama clearly states throughout his speech that he is here to celebrate America and Selma. A way to say look how far we have come. He feels that this was a stepping stone, a big moment in history that he admires. Audience Answer: Obama talks to all of America, and the whole world hears. He is talking to America, but he is
George Washington also acknowledge that he made mistakes himself and is far from a perfect individual but made clear to be open minded of criticism and corrections and to seek challenges by taking the easy routes in life. Washington’s Farewell Address is important part of our history and is taught up till this day to young American children in our schools and by Historians but few people understand the meaning and the importance behind the Farewell Letter. The Farewell Address the federal government, warnings against the party systems, the importance of religion and morality, warnings against forming a permanent foreign alliance, and a powerful military. George Washington has an overwhelming reputation by his military service, his position as our first president of the United States of America, and by leaving his position in office by leaving behind his Farewell Address to give present and future Americans insight on the history of our country and what it’s known for. It’s well encouraged to research what American history is about and how we can apply the Farewell Address into our life by living in peace, exercising our freedom of speech and choice or religions, along with respecting our governments and live in unity to achieve success.