Fdr State Of The Union Speech Analysis

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique …show more content…

A great way to start a speech is gain the trust and faith of your audience as the President. For us to side with you, one must show confidence, which his words had right from the beginning. Confidence was reflected, when he mentioned that, “when the dictators are ready to make war upon us, they will not wait for an act of war on our part... they – not we – will choose the time and the places and the method of their attack (FDR State of the Union Address, 1942).” Telling us, he knows what he is doing and we can install our faith and trust with him as the leader of our country. Given that he spoke for the American people, he implies that as a nation, we have had to make some difficult choices, but, yet we make those decisions with courage and determination that keeps us united. This is one of the many points that highlights his speech. Giving positive and strong statements adds strength to his speech which keeps his audience occupied with his words. Hence, it is very important that audience is listening and comprehending what is being

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