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
had its eyes opened to the abundant amounts of pros and cons of the legalization of cannabis. On September 2nd, 2014, Zach Walsh led a TEDx event titled, “Making Peace with Cannabis,” which was a very informative presentation on the subject of cannabis. Walsh tries to persuade the audience into accepting cannabis as a viable medicine and stress reliever and argues that cannabis prohibitionists had tainted the reputation of cannabis. Similarly, an article titled, “Marijuana milestone; Drugs policy,”…
language system in order for it to make sense. Rhetoric is the ability to ascertain and analyze, in any given context, the available means of persuasion. The media uses appeals such as pathos, ethos and logos to analyze the dominant paradigm of my lifetime. This analysis discovers how magazines use different types of appeals such as pathos, ethos and logos to get the message across to the reader.
Keywords: paradigms, social construction, rhetoric, pathos, ethos, logos
Title: Persuasive Presentations
1. Identify four action goals of persuasive speaking.
2. Distinguish between immediate behavioral purposes and ultimate goals.
3. Describe and utilize persuasive-speaking strategies.
4. Recall four ethnical guidelines for persuasive speaking.
5. State and utilize some persuasive-speaking skills.
6. Use some strategies for resisting persuasive appeals.
1. Immediate Purpose – A…
students will submit their written portion of the assignment to the
instructor. At this point, students will be scheduled to present their spoken part of their project to the
class the following week.
● Should students miss their assigned presentation day without giving twentyfour hours notice to
the instructor, their presentation score will be docked 25%.
10. Students finished projects are due Friday, April 19th.
● On this date, students will sit down in class with two copies of the rubric for their written portion
of this pr…
the dark enhancing her incomprehension, camera turns away from her or shows only as body parts to frame Richard’s body
“Was ever a woman in this humour wooed? Was ever a woman in the humour won?”
- assonance and expansive ‘o’ sounds as well as rhetoric and repetition
“I’ll have her but I’ll not keep her long”
- intercuts of ‘Ha’ as well as an increased speed of cuts through this line – almost portrays Richard as mad – cut of him out of costume in rehearsal laughing
- Seduction through language…
From Jacob Riis's Lantern Slide Presentations To Harvard University's Social Museum'. History of Photography 36.2 (2012): 137-155. Web.
The essay addresses the sentiment is used as an appeal in social reform photography. The sentiment is displayed both in photography of Jacob Riis’s Lantern Slide and Harvard University’s Social Museum. Unlike the Social Museum that seeks to direct improvement of modern social conditions, Jacob Riis evokes fear and pity in his audience for the poor by revealing the…
communication | Occurs between a speaker and a larger audience of unknown people who usually are not present with the speaker. |
4. Public speaking | A speaker delivers a message with a specific purpose to an audience of people who are present during the delivery of the speech. |
5. Source (or Sender) | Is the person who creates a message |
6. Encoding | The process of converting thoughts into words. |
7. Receiver | (Audience) The recipient of the sources message. |…
successful and most legendary speeches in United States history. Martin Luther King Jr. was a masterful speaker, who established a strong command of rhetorical strategies. By his eloquent use of ethos, logos, and pathos, as well as his command of presentation skills and rhetorical devices, King was able to persuade his generation that "the Negro is not free" (King 1). His speech became the rallying cry for civil rights and lives on as an everlasting masterpiece.
It is necessary to first understand…