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.
He wanted them to stand up for their country, to be involved in politics, and to want to go the extra mile just to help others and the country as a whole. As I read this speech, there were five main points that stood out. They, along with the rest of the speech, explained what Roosevelt thought the ideal American citizen should look like. First, he starts his speech off by saying that no one can be a good citizen unless they are a good father and husband at home, treat other men and women with respect, are faithful to their friends and fearless in situations where they might be needed to help, and genuinely have a good heart, mind, and body. He states, “ In a free republic the ideal citizen must be one willing and able to take arms for the defense of the flag, exactly as the ideal citizen must be the father of many healthy children” (McKay).
Managers who are open to ideas and ready to accept the challenge are in a better position to prepare themselves for the future challenges of change. The last most important thing in facing the challenges of change is that, every Organization must:-- • Introduce the Change at the Right Time. • The Change must be Gradual and not Drastic. • Increase the Involvement Factor. (Employee Involvement, Participation and Consultation is very important) Many organizations accept to bring in the change but may be the time is not appropriate of the change has been brought is very fast and drastic which will disturb the organizational structure and organizational relationships and will make things difficult when the change has to be actually brought.
Most of these words happen to be negatively charged at the Steel Industries. However, in parts of his speech Kennedy talks about how certain groups in the nation are working to help the people of America. For example in line 92 Kennedy talks about the Department of Defense. He talks about what they’re doing to figure out why the prices of steel are rising so quickly and what needs to be done to protect the public interest. By using positive and negative words Kennedy is able to make his opinion clear.
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.
Throughout the piece of writing, Carter employs many argumentative techniques with the utmost finesse. He employs the skill of manipulation, twisting the reader’s emotions by referencing his first-hand experience of the region. Strong and relatable evidence allows the reader to not only grasp the concept easier, but also subliminally formulate remedies for the problem, encouraging the reader to join the writer’s general vision. However, the conclusion to his foreword could cause the reader to think that the issue is purely a superficial regard of the greatness of America, as if the only reason the wilderness should be preserved is because it makes America look good. This shows the fact that the use of strong words can work for and against the author, depending on the reader’s original primary viewpoint.
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.
David Foster Wallace uses a combination of rhetorical literary devices and modes of persuasion to convince his audience, Kenyon College’s graduating class, that in their adult life it is not only important, but necessary to look past themselves and view the world without themselves at the center. If they do not do so, it will cause them daily misery and pain when having to interact with people when they are tired or bored. Wallace is able to persuade his audience by first gaining credibility with them, so they are more willing to listen to what he has to say. Then, he uses logical reasons as to why they should not put themselves above others in their lives, and solidifies the lesson through emotional appeals that most of the class can relate to and use to grow from. Throughout his speech he uses a variety of rhetorical tools to persuade the audience further, such as his use of anaphora, and syntax in the way he presents his ideas.
He asks his listeners to take a step back and analyze themselves, while considering what impact they could have in the world. He raises awareness for discrimination and poverty, while considering a feasible solution to the circumstances. Michael points out the need for greater involvement in giving as opposed to receiving. Today, America still faces similar issues, and could benefit from greater involvement in organizations. Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” encourages people to view change as a positive way to grow together in a growing society filled with crime, racism, judgment, and
The significance behind making this monument is to engage people to understand how strong a leader Lincoln was and the power of his most famous speech. It is worth recognizing Lincoln for his achievement in ending the American Civil War and outlawing slavery in the United States. Through the statue the feeling of authority and greatness is conveyed to the audience who stand before it and read the text of the two speeches. While it can be easy to read Lincoln’s most famous speech in a history textbook, the experience of seeing the actual monument itself is much more powerful. The significance of the statues need to matter to people or else there is no point in celebrating the person or thing who was made into a monument.