In Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” he is addressing the Clergymen, more specifically the white church and its leadership who criticized his efforts in the civil rights movement, by calling his demonstrations unwise and untimely. He is also simultaneously addressing the national audience as well in letting them know of the injustices of the time. It was 1963, and Martin Luther King Jr. wrote this letter from inside a jail cell. He had been arrested during an anti-segregation march for not having a valid parading permit in Birmingham, Alabama. In this letter he addresses the criticisms that were brought forth to him. First and foremost, he lets his audience know that he will address them with patience and reasoning. For
In my opinion, I think pastor Milton does a great job at public speaking. Pastor Milton keeps his audience engaged at all times by not having a monotone, but rather constantly changes its pitch, and adds movement to keep an interesting sermon. What I think pastor Milton does most successfully is related his sermon to the people in the audience. This makes for a successful speech delivery that will most certainly make the message stay in the speaker’s
In the article, “Why Literature Matters” by Dana Gioia, he states that the decline of interest in literature—especially from young teens—will have a negative outcome in society. Notably, he informs the readers by utilizing strong vocabulary, as well as rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience that the decline in reading will have a negative outcome. This allows readers to comprehend his views and join his side of the argument.
American Journalist, Nicholas Kristof, in his essay, “Our Blind Spot about Guns”, addresses that if only guns were regulated and controlled like cars, there would be less fatalities. Kristof’s purpose is to emphasize how much safer cars are now than in the past, while guns do not have the same precautions. He constructs a compelling tone in order to convince the reader that the government should take more control on the safety of guns and who purchases them. Kristof builds credibility by successfully exerting emotional appeals on the audience, citing plausible statistics, and discussing what could possibly be done to prevent gun fatalities.
Invention as stated as by Laurie L. Haleta is the speaker’s resources and ability to influence the audience (pg. 148). Using ethical and emotional proof, the young Ted Talk presenter was able to convey an important and lasting message to millions of adults. Not only was Adora well informed about her subject matter, Adora had plenty of evidence and logical reasoning in order to support her arguments.
In the TED talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, the presenter, Simon Sinek, a “leadership expert,” claims that all great leaders and innovators have one thing in common, they all have a reason why they do what they do. He convinces the audience that his claim is correct through a relatively balanced use of the three Aristotelian appeals: pathos, logos, and ethos. He gives specific facts and examples, to show his audience how his claim has worked for history’s greatest individuals and organizations. Finally, he uses rhetorical devices such as amplification and parallelism to strengthen his argument. With the use of these different techniques, Sinek is able to successfully persuade his audience to support
The hip-hop song, Lost Ones by J. Cole was released in 2011. In today’s politics, the freedom for a woman to be able to choose abortion is a pretty big factor. The right for a woman to be able to choose whether she wants to carry out a pregnancy or not is very important, especially depending on the situation. In this song, J. Cole gives two very different perspectives in this song. I believe he was attempting to appeal to young people who get involved in relations too quickly and do not think about the possible outcomes or consequences. The strategies he uses to draw in the audience are appealing to emotions, using different points of view and picking such a strong social and political topic.
One month prior to the end of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address. The address, spoken before his second term as president, was intended to give his views on the causes of the Civil War and to list reasons why the war started. In the speech, Lincoln addresses the reasons and causes of the war and tries to bring the North and South together. In order to convince the two to unite once more, Lincoln uses alliteration, allusion, synecdoche, and metonymy to make his point and purpose clear.
Malcom Gladwell is author of Outliers The story of success. Gladwell speaks on success how circumstances may out come your success but that may not be that case. Tony Robbins a motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist. Robbins doesn’t see circumstances as a determined factor. He is a prime example of that.
Detroit’s republican congressman, Robert Clancy, in his persuasive speech, “Un-America Bill”, elaborates on the racism of Quota Act of 1921 additionally, consequently, the patriotic acts of immigrants. Clancy’s purpose is stamping his disdain of the recently formed Act, onto any listener. He molds a nostalgic tone in order to emphasize his feelings to his listeners, that explains the Quota Act of 1921, moreover his opposition of this. Robert Clancy of ‘Un-American Bill’ does a checkered job of convincing the audience by strong pathos, such as when he talks to elderly citizens of Irish as well as German heritage, patchy ethos, he’s a congressman, also sturdy logos, by using his own experience.
Black political activist, Alfred M. Green, in his speech speaks to his African American “Brethren,” during the civil war, regarding African-American enlistment in the union army. His purpose in his address is to inspire the African Americans, his audience, in the North to take up arms and prepare themselves to enlist in the already strong union army. Green uses a predominantly inspirational and direct tone to enlighten and motivate his audience to enlist. Through his address he utilizes the use of biblical allusions and imagery to inspire his fellow African Americans to enroll in the union army.
Why would a single man or women give up on their freedom and decide to raise a child? Cherishing and sharing life as a family, is a worldwide need that any individual at a certain age would like to accomplish. However, in our today world people and specially adults are getting more independent and not
Even though he was said to have more experience, he came up short in one specific department. That department was nonverbal communication skills. Physical appearance, can be a very important factor as I read and learned from the book Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining by Robert H. Gass and John S. Seiter. Appearance can be your body shape, facial appearance, hair, and height (Gass, Seiter, 2016, p.183). In the video, he did look presentable, but the suit made him look pale. The debate was in black and white, therefore he was blending in with the background. Not helping his case was the fact that he seemed to be sweating. To make things worse, he kept wiping his face with what seemed to be a cloth. When someone gives off the vibe of being nervous they don’t seem sure of themselves. Although, he was answering the questions well, this started to hinder him because he seemed uncomfortable. Also, there was the fact that his eye contact was a bit shifty. When someone talks to you, you want them to look you in the eyes. In this case, it would have been the cameras. When someone doesn’t look at you, it makes them seem dishonest. These things might not seem like a big deal, but it’s what doomed
This speech was given over the radio throughout the entire nation, and the speech giver knew this, and took advantage. He knew the listeners were suffering, so he used that to connect with them. He knew he was being heard, so he used a strong voice. He knew he wasn’t being seen, so he didn’t have to worry about making eye contact with the audience or using props. He did a really good job understanding the audience. He knew their thoughts and their background and was able to use that to further his speech.
Ken Robinson delivers a TED talk on “schools kill creativity” filmed in February 2006. The talk aims to challenge the education system and the fact that it has little emphasis on the creativity of individuals. Robinson notes that children should not only be made to pursue their studies but also follow their passions and their interests which lie in their talents. He refers to Picasso’s statement that every child is born an artist (6:05). Robinson urges the crowd to rethink the strategies they use to educate the world. The speaker quotes that people do not grow into creativity but out of it or rather educated out of it. Robinson asserts that education