Analyze a TED talk –tedcom/talks”>http://wwwtedcom/talks

With this activity you will analyze a TED talk –tedcom/talks”>http://wwwtedcom/talks

First, select a “talk” (aka presentation or
speech) of interests from the 1,100 TED Talks (ranging in
length from 3 to 18 minutes)

FYI: TED Talks was selected because each speech video should
have enough depth or substance, and video quality to allow close viewing and

Second, review chapters 10, 11 and 12 of your text

Third, listen to the presentation several times, looking
deeply at how the individual uses non-verbal communication, composes sentences,
and organizes thoughts, etc Pay particular attention to the following


  1. Purpose:
    General and specific purpose (and implied if different from stated



    1. Non-verbal


    1. Movement
      in Your Speech
    2. Visual



    1. Strategies
      for Success


    1. Pathos:
      tone, emphasis, engagement
    2. Logos:
      clarity, conciseness, arrangement
    3. Ethos:
      credibility, expectation, reference



    1. Style


    1. Appeals
      (to emotions, logic, ethos)
    2. Figurative
      language (similes, metaphors, symbols, imagery)
    3. Use
      of language, word choices (diction)
    4. Passive
      or active voice
    5. Simple
      or complex sentences; short or long sentences



    1. Oral
      strategies and tactics


    1. Music
    2. Volume
    3. Speech
      patterns (articulation, intonation, emphasis)
    4. Other
      sound effects


Four, report on all 5 of the areas above

Be sure to include a hyperlink so we can view the
presentation you opted to share with us

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