CORE Competency

CORE Competency

Objective

Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication when delivering a speech

Assignment Overview

In this practice exercise, you will explore four styles that effective speakers use when delivering speeches.

Deliverables

A one-page (250-word) paper

Step 1 Research a speech.

Using your course materials and the internet, research a speech that you feel is particularly effective, then analyze each speaker’s style and language strategies.

Step 2 Answer the questions.

In a one-page (250-word) paper, address the following:

  • Who was the speaker, and what was that speaker’s main topic?
  • What CORE style(s) does the speaker use in his or her speech? Cite the choice of word phrases and other clues from the speech to justify your answer.
  • What you believe is the speech’s specific purpose?
  • What strategies did the speaker use to achieve the specific purpose of the speech?
  • Do you believe the speaker was successful in achieving the specific purpose of the speech?
  • How does style and word choice in this speech impact the effectiveness of the message?
  • How can you incorporate some of these techniques into your own speeches?
 

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