Analyzing a Famous Speech
Prepare a four-to-six minute speech analyzing one of the 100 top speeches that appear on the American Rhetoric Web site (www.americanrhetoric.com).
No visual aids are permitted for this speaking assignment.
Prepare a full-preparation outline and submit it to the instructor before your presentation. You should have an introduction, body, a conclusion, and a reference section. (View the full-preparation outline on the instructor's Web site.)
The goal of this speech is to critique a famous speech, inform the audience about the speaker's background, location, purpose and goals of the speech, and the impact of the speech (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html).
Let the audience know why you selected your speech, what you learned from reading/listening to the speech, and what you learned about the speaker.
Deliver your remarks extemporaneously, establish eye contact, adhere to the time limit, and use 4 x 6 note cards.
Provide one verbal citation and list that citation in the body of your full-preparation outline and in the reference section.
Be prepared to respond to questions following your presentation.
In order to avoid duplication of speeches, students should e-mail the instructor at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the speech that has been selected for delivery by a designated date.
Five points will be deducted for late submissions.
This speech is worth thirty-points and the full-preparation outline is worth five-points.