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Blake also recalls the time a student who was supposed to be critiquing a speech he wrote, wrote "nigger" all over his paper. He says another classmate once referred to him as "my little nigglet" and that his teammates on the basketball team would freely throw around the "N-word" despite his protests.

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Speech Analysis #1: How to Study and Critique a Speech

Adapt criticism to the student

Human beings are sensitive to comments made about them. The person is always more important than the performance. A word of praise or a word of disapproval will stay with the student for a long time. When critiquing a speech, try to separate the performance from the individual. Instead of "what you did wrong," say "what you might have done to make the speech better." Instead of "what you should have done," say "next time you speak you might . . ."

Speech Analysis #1: How to Study and Critique a Speech via @6minutes

A successful speech has engaging, well-researched content and is delivered with charisma and grace. To critique a speech, it’s necessary to evaluate the speaker’s abilities in both speech writing and delivery. Determine whether the speaker used facts and anecdotes to make a convincing case, and decide if his or her style was engaging enough to keep your attention through the end. Sharing your critique with the speaker will help him or her improve for next time.

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Exam Format: Multiple choice
Performance assessment: Listening to and critiquing a speech
Performance assessment: Performing a 4-7 minute speech (see below)
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In his column today on media critic Howard Kurtz reviews reactions to Kerry's speach and concludes with this shocking comment (after examining Glenn Reynolds reaction)

That's the thing about critiquing a speech--it's all so inherently subjective, like critics disagreeing over a movie. It's all the more remarkable, therefore, that the mainstream media--the folks who don't overtly come at politics from the left or the right--were nearly unanimous in hailing the speech. That, I predict, will convince people out there that it was a better speech than they might have thought.
And just who does he think makes up that maintream media - the folks who don't overtly come at politics from the left or the right?
"A strong speech," said Tom Brokaw. "Working himself literally into a sweat," said Dan Rather. "A good speech . . . a tough speech," said Peter Jennings.

"An extremely tough, hawkish speech," said Jeff Greenfield.

"The best speech I've ever seen John Kerry deliver by a mile," said ABC political director Mark Halperin.

"I've never seen the man speak so well," said Joe Klein, who covered Kerry's first congressional campaign in 1972.
Oh sure there are others too . . .

Got that.

The non partisan mainstream press.

The folks who don't overtly come at politics from the left or the right

I guess he failed to read ? He probably failed to review this on the political activities of the "mainstream media" as well.

Sort of makes you wonder what he's been smoking up there in Boston.

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Critique Against the Speaker Skills

Instructor: Kaylyn O'Brien, Centennial Center for Leadership
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HWS Leads: Public Speaking Reader's College introduces students to the basics of public speaking and presentation techniques, an essential leadership skill. Topics covered include: critiquing a speech, analyzing an audience, exploring a topic, arranging a speech, the use of language and the performance of speech through the voice and body. This course provides a practical opportunity for students to become a better public speaker while framing techniques for ethical, inclusive, value-driven leaders who are posed to articulate their views.
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Speech Analysis: How to Critique a Speech - Six Minutes

A successful speech has engaging, well-researched content and is delivered with charisma and grace. To critique a speech, it’s necessary to evaluate the speaker’s abilities in both speech writing and delivery. Determine whether the speaker used facts and anecdotes to make a convincing case, and decide if his or her style was engaging enough to keep your attention through the end. Sharing your critique with the speaker will help him or her improve for next time.