Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

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On 20 July 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. He takes office at the end of the most acrimonious campaigns in recent history, and with Americans deeply divided, as witnessed by the … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe inaugural address public speaking Rhetorical device

Analysis of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Manner of Speaking

On 20 January 2017, Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. He takes office at the end of the most acrimonious campaigns in recent history, and with Americans deeply divided, as witnessed by the protests … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Donald Trump Epistrophe inaugural address public speaking Rhetorical device

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Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

This skill set served Wilson well as he went on to become President of Princeton University, Governor of New Jersey and ultimately the President of the United States. President Wilson’s contributions to Princeton, New Jersey and the United States are many.

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Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

THE ART OF ORATORY Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago following his victory in the US election was a fine example of the rhetorical brilliance that helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The main rhetorical techniques include: Contrasts: e.g. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him (Mark Antony), three-part lists: e.g. Education, education and education. Two rhetorical questions to lead into the peroration.

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Donald Trump, Sarah Palin - Rhetorical Bomb-Throwing Makes Friends, Influences People

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What Donald Trump and Sarah Palin have in common is their agility in tossing rhetorical bonds. Several years late but Palin could land up as the Vice President of the United States. Because she remains in a no-risk rhetorical zone, Hillary Clinton is perceived as inauthentic.

Speeches from the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Manner of Speaking

Yes, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the United States have concluded, but not before treating us to a Smörgåsbord of speeches. The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home.

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Tom Peters: High on rhetoric but low on content?

Max Atkinson

I’ve now watched this clip several times and have to admit that, however impressive his mastery of rhetoric and citation of rhetorically constructed quotations might be, I’m still not sure what exactly it is that Mr Peters is trying to tell us.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

I don''t know what you were or are doing at age 26, but your to-do list likely didn''t include arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Wade, the case that legalized abortion in the United States. And that''s true of some colleges in our State.

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Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

The Eloquent Woman

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman justice to sit at the Court, delivered the summary majority opinion in United States v. You won't find elaborate prose in United States v.

The Speechwriting Secrets of Jon Favreau

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His talk in many ways book-ended the 2009 address by Ted Sorensen, who also wrote speeches for a young Senator was elected as the first Catholic President of the United States: JFK.

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More 3-part lists and a touch of management speak from Obama on Egypt

Max Atkinson

We’ve borne witness to the beginning of a new chapter in the history of a great country, and a long-time partner of the United States." "And And I say that as someone who is committed to a partnership between the United States and Egypt."

Famous Speech Friday: Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" speech

The Eloquent Woman

Republican National Convention: A lifelong Democrat, she''d never spent time with a Republican before she met Ronald Reagan, first as an advisor to his campaign, then as the first woman to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, during the first half of the Reagan administration.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's "Enough is Enough"

The Eloquent Woman

But as she continues, the crowd finds its natural place in the speech, answering rhetorical questions and applauding the strong sentiments. I can't believe that I'm saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women.

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Masterful mood changes in Obama's latest masterpieces on Trump and Bin Laden

Max Atkinson

But what was so impressive bout these two latest speeches was how effectively he succeeded in communicating two completely different moods, both of which were arguably just right for each occasion - and both of which are gems worthy of closer scrutiny by any serious student of rhetoric.

5 famous speeches by women that made secrets public

The Eloquent Woman

Her statement needs no rhetorical flourishes to make it dramatic. Using her role as First Lady of the United States, she gave this powerful keynote to cancer doctors as a bold public discussion of her mastectomy, and it prompted thousands of women to see their own physicians for a checkup.

Famous Speech Friday: Jeannette Rankin's "I cannot vote for war"

The Eloquent Woman

But it is the shortest form of public speaking--two "no" votes in Congress--that are her most famous speeches, because with them, she became the only member of Congress to vote against United States participation in both World War I and World War II.

Analysis of a Speech by Bruce Aylward

Manner of Speaking

In the United States, the worst outbreaks of polio occurred in the 1940s and 1950s, approximately 60 years ago. At 2:18, there is an excellent graph that shows the dramatic effect that the polio vaccine had on the number of cases in the United States.

Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's 'a house built by slaves'

The Eloquent Woman

Well, here is an intensely personal passage, one uniquely spoken by the first black First Lady of the United States to a world not used to hearing the White House described in just that way.

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First Lady Michelle Obama's speech to young African women leaders)

The Eloquent Woman

And it was the first major address by the first African-American First Lady of the United States in South Africa. Michelle Obama's keynote addressing 76 young African women leaders earlier this year had to overcome an outsized set of factors.

Famous Speech Friday: Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: "My heart has changed"

The Eloquent Woman

It took place in a conservative area of the United States. Pose the questions: Letting your speech be the vehicle for questions that need to be posed is another effective rhetorical device. Do we find a way to unite?

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Basic Principles of Persuasive Rhetoric – 4

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Principle IV:   Persuasive rhetoric deals in stories, facts, and tropes.   Whenever it’s about two people, or groups, or companies, or organizations, or nation-states getting together, it can be a love story. We say the United States is “wooing” North Korea, for example, or the company “seduced” a new employee with great benefits, a high salary, and a really sexy car. Tropes are the final arrows in your rhetorical quiver.   Rhetoric is power.

President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B-

Max Atkinson

Taking rhetoric, content and delivery into account, I'd have given the original great communicator a straight A and a B- for his sucessor. It has long been said that the United States and the United Kingdom share a special relationship.

Obama’s SOTU: What Is, and What Could Have Been

Duarte Blog

Graphic recording of the State of the Union address created by Duarte designer Dave Nguyen. President Obama also used several clever rhetorical tricks to make certain ideas stand out. To view last night’s State of the Union, visit: [link].

My summer reads on public speaking and women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I gave this to a fellow speaker and speechwriter this summer, and he shared this apt quote from the book : " Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard."

What Prohibition did for women and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

All members and officers were women-unusual for the time-and their goals were to educate women in rhetoric, public speaking, and other useful topics, as well as found training schools for women and youth.

Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

Speak and Deliver

Obama - Insisted we were stronger than ever in the eyes of the world, that Romney didn't understand our military position, and that Romney's economy would strengthen China more than the United States. Stated he would strengthen our relationship with Israel.

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Theresa May & Hillary Clinton: Do we watch their words or wardrobes?

The Eloquent Woman

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Afterward, colleagues pointed out that the wardrobe of UK Home Secretary Theresa May also has been frequently covered and discussed. Secretary of State, a comparably powerful role. Secretary of State.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

For example, when acknowledging former President George Bush Sr., “[B]ehind me sits a highly admired President of the United States and decorated war hero while I, a cable television talk show host, have been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom. He used rhetorical devices. On 12 June 2011, Conan O’Brien delivered the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Dartmouth College.

Speaking and Actions - Are You Walking the Walk?

Speak and Deliver

Roosevelt's speeches were also matched with sweeping changes, be it the New Deal or the United States' entry into World War II. Once called a 'war-mongering' piece of rhetoric, it is now considered a classic bit of oratory.

Famous Speech Friday: Indra Nooyi's "middle finger" speech

The Eloquent Woman

And she employed an inspired analogy in her talk, using the hand and its fingers to talk about perceptions of the United States in the world marketplace. Repetition is one of the classic skills of rhetoric that you might want to explore for your next speech.

The Third Presidential Debate 2012. Analysis and Commentary. And Who Won?

The Presenter's Blog

He had shown himself credible as the next CEO of United States of America Inc. Did the Sunshine State shimmer on someone’s parade? It was a nice rhetorical comparison that made Romney seem outdated and misinformed. Up till tonight, it was one round each.

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Will Obama's speech tomorrow match up to Reagan's Westminster masterpiece in 1982?

Max Atkinson

Rhetoric and applause At one point, Reagan prompted a sustained and extended burst of applause. But just look at how he did it: the second part of a first contrast becomes the first part of a second contrast that's packaged as a three-part list - hardly surprising that such a combination of rhetorical techniques prompted early applause that went on for longer than the 'standard' burst of eight seconds: Distant islands in the South Atlantic young men are fighting for Britain. [A]

In with the New: Barack Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Successful Speeches Blog

In stark contrast to the 43rd President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama spoke clearly, concisely, and confidently to the millions of people listening to him deliver his inaugural address. Even though those in attendance and around the world were anxious to hear soaring rhetoric and words of inspiration, Obama’s message was a little more serious.

How to Make Your Speech More Memorable

Successful Speeches Blog

When he spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Obama’s memorable moment came when he said: “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America — there’s the United States of America.&#. Tags: Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Uncategorized Barack Obama JFK Memorable Speeches Speehes

The Blueprint for How to Write and Deliver a Difficult Speech - Obama in Cairo

Successful Speeches Blog

If you ignore your feelings about politics, religion etc … and examine the speech strictly from a rhetorical point of view, it was a masterpiece. Because of the tension that exists between the United. States and Muslims around the world, there was potential for a. cite flaws in the rhetoric. Tags: Uncategorized Cairo Difficult Speech Muslims Political Speeches President Barack Obama Rhetorical Devices Speech Writing

“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Rhetorical devices are just as important today as they were centuries ago. Eastwood incorporates a number of rhetorical devices in his speech. (a) ” I don’t like the way in which Detroit and the United States are portrayed as them and us. Analysis of a Speech Anaphora Asyndeton Chrysler Clint Eastwood Gettysburg Address Halftime motivational speech Polysyndeton rhetoric Super Bowl

The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

Of course, Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States while her husband Franklin Roosevelt was president and she guided the passage of the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Secretary of State, mentioned women more than 400 times in her speeches, so it can be done.

Donald Trump - Bill Huey Suggests He Should Want To Rehab His Image

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Trump's remarks are part of his rhetorical strategy of tossing grenades. It was through similar rhetorical boldness that Ronald Regan, a relatively old man, won the presidency.

USPS Pat Donahoe, like Chris Christie, Uses Plain-speaking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now United States Postmaster General Pat Donahue is leveraging no-frills rhetoric.  The sweet spot in public speaking is plain-speaking.    We witnessed that with the popularity surge of New Jersey governor Chris Christie. 

Ashdown on House of Lords reform: fine speech, but.

Max Atkinson

However, I am not persuaded that there is less wisdom in the 61 second chambers that are elected, that there is less wisdom in the Senate of the United States, or the Sénat in France or the Bundesrat in Germany.