How to Analyze a Speech

Speech Analysis

There are three parts to communication:  the speaker, the message, and the audience.   If one of those isn’t in alignment, a speech can go very wrong. When they’re all in alignment, you have a speech that goes down in history. Analysis:  what to look at The first step in speech …

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Assignment: Storytelling Speech

Storytelling speech

Assignment:  High School and Middle School classes MS and HS date:  December 12 Time of speech:  4 minute minimum Topic:  Story of your choice Notes:  This is a chance to tell a story.  Each story needs to have an arc and a good conclusion.  Notes will not be permitted for this …

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A Plastic Knife? Seriously?

plastic knife

Yes, seriously. Look, I have my reasons.  You can’t stab me with it.  (Joking!)  You’ve probably never thought about a craft or something you can do with a plastic knife that doesn’t involve food. Plastic knives are not expensive. What’s really important is that you decide quickly: What Are You …

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Presentation Day: You’re invited!

Bridges Presentation Day

You are cordially invited to speak at the next Bridges School Speech Presentation Day! We are honored to have you address our class, guests, family, and friends at the Septemeber 25th Speech Class at 11 a.m. Reminder: The speech order will be determined that morning, so you must come prepared. …

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Assignment: Storytelling Speech

Storytelling speech

Assignment:  High School and Middle School classes MS and HS date:  December 12 Time of speech:  4 to 10 minutes, 4 minute minimum Topic:  Story of your choice Notes:  This is a chance to tell a story.  Each story needs to have an arc and a good conclusion.  Notes will not be …

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A Plastic Knife? Seriously?

plastic knife

Yes, seriously. Look, I have my reasons.  You can’t stab me with it.  (Joking!)  You’ve probably never thought about a craft or something you can do with a plastic knife that doesn’t involve food. Plastic knives are not expensive. What’s really important is that you decide quickly: What Are You …

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