This week’s reading on presentations was very insightful and provided tips and suggestions for all aspects of the process; from planning and practicing, to actually presenting. The text offered several strategies for effectively preparing and delivering a presentation in a way that is not only informative, but also engaging for the audience. It is interesting to note that modern methods of presenting have evolved from the ancient Greeks and many of the same tools are used today including rhetorical devices as well as structure of the presentation. The Greeks way of presenting focuses on telling a story and keeping the audience engaged. They rejected the conventional format of an introduction – tell your audience, what you’re going to say, then say it – and incorporated a more personal approach which suggests; talking about the audience, talking about a previous speaker, talking about an event, talking about a moment in history, talking about a place, or talking about a point in the speech. The second part of the speech is the narrative, which the Greeks viewed as opportunity to present information in the form of a story. Next the argument and refutation allows the speaker to present key points as well as refute counterpoints. The Greeks used the conclusion to appeal to the audience for approval as well as present a plan of action as opposed to summarizing what had just been said. Chapter 8, Show Time, is particularly effective and explores various factors that contribute to an engaging presentation. Some things seem obvious such as speaking clearly without reading notes directly, but also to avoid the use of jargon. It is important to understand your audience and cater your speech accordingly – technical terms will be largely ignored or completely misunderstood if the audience is unfamiliar with the subject matter. Ultimately confidence is the most important thing when giving a presentation and that only comes with practice and repetition, but there are a…
rhetorically competent. In Real life it is more about competence.
* Rhetoric as an ART. The ability to create
* The woman gives a speech to men in an effective and appropriate way to show them the need for sexual education. She states how it will benefit them as well as women so that men are not tempted to behave immorally
Communication as Rhetoric
* Story-telling, dialogue, and rhetoric
* People wanted to speak for what was good for society but they were…
Rhetoric is something most people know how to use but do not use on purpose. Forms of rhetoric can be used through spoken, written, or body language. As a child two of the first forms of rhetoric one learns are to smile in response to a positive stimulus and to cry when upset. Rhetoric is a way of communicating to get a point across, with some impressive effect. It is most commonly used as a way to manipulate, or persuade people. Rhetoric makes communication easier…
students a more intimate view into his life. With his simple statement “About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer,” he creates a personal connection with his audience and an emotional connection (Jobs). The Apple Co-founder is using pathos to tap into the audiences feelings of sympathy; he then simultaneously develops his ethos with the audience and explains that he has faced adversity in the form of sickness. He is a strong man, and conquering his challenges is proof of his strength. Jobs uses emotional…
27 January 2015
ICA: Covino/ Jolliffe
Rhetoric, is difficult. Defining rhetoric is difficult, discussing rhetoric is difficult; even within the first page of the reading, Covino and Jolliffe state that they “Try to build a big picture of what rhetoric is (and what it’s about) as a way of trying to give the most complete picture” (Covino and Jolliffe 325) I chose to take this quote from the early portion of the reading because two times they use the word try/…
sound, and/or text to influence you? How effective is each argument? Which is the most effective?
What are rhetorical strategies?
Devices in rhetoric that classify the speaker's appeal to the audience. They are: ethos, pathos, and logos.
Ethos – is an appeal to the authority or credibility of the presenter. It is how well the presenter convinces the audience that he or she is qualified to present (speak) on the particular subject. It can be done in many ways:
By being a notable figure in the field…
his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often credited as one of the greatest speakers in United States history, presents sophisticated command and authority over his artful use of diction and rhetoric.
President Kennedy has great control over the emotions, or pathos, of those in the audience. First notice when speaking, he did so slowly and deliberately, allowing the listener to follow along without presenting a challenge. Because it conveys a sense of confidence and assurance that someone…
Children’s era speech in Newyork, Newyork on March 30, 1925 to a group at a birth control conference. She began a lifelong research in efforts to birth control. She was excited to share her research with the people. Her speech contains all three rhetoric forms but it mainly deals with logos and pathos. Her speech deals with the results of over population and the lack of options women are faced with such as birth control.
She begins her speech talking about a garden and how much work and affection…
using our bowls and the people around us. In many instances the tone of conversation would change if a teacher was around as supposed to another student. Although it was unknowlingly this is still an example of rhetoric. When we made the bowls many of us also thought rthtorially about our audience and chose modest appropriate designs and colors.…
Audience Analysis and Reception
Why know you audience? The answer to that question can be the key to success when presenting or even talking in public. In the next couple paragraphs I will give you some pointers to how I treat this question and hopefully able shed some light on why it is so important to know you audience.
When I am getting ready to write and present a report to my management team one of the first thing I think about is the personalities that I will be attending…
War and Music: A Look at the Evolution of Rhetoric in Anti-War Music
War is not a new concept to the human race. It is a concept that is usually expressed with aggression. However, human expression takes many forms; one of the most recognizable forms of expression is music. From the primitive drum beats that make humans stomp their feet to the melodies that become engrained in our heads, music is a form of expression that appears to be “hard-wired into nervous systems” (Jourdain 5). Because war…