Ireland Jones Speech Analysis

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Ireland Jones, a competitor at a speech and debate tournament, is in a room filled with 10 to 15 people; three of those in the audience are there to evaluate her speech and give her feedback. In Jones’ speech, she discusses the rise in the Islamic faith and the decrease in Christianity in European countries. Throughout Jones’ informative speech, she addresses how the audience can make a difference to spread Christianity. Although Jones’ speech has some shortcomings, Jones’ knowledge of the topic is clear through her professional delivery.
Before delving into Jones’ speech, it is necessary to specifically analyze her delivery. Jones voice inflections are well done and they reinforce her words with precision. Jones’ passion for her topic is visibly clear throughout her presentation of her speech. Although the content of Jones’ speech is well developed, Jones’ asks the audience too many rhetorical questions. The questions that Jones’ uses detracts from assertiveness of the speech. Instead of feeling informed, the audience now feels uninformed and frankly stupid. Overall, Jones’ hand gestures, body movements, and voice control complemented the speech.
Jones begins her the introduction to her speech by immediately
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Jones’ speech does inform the audience of her topic specifically, but fails short in other areas. If Jones’ improves her delivery by eliminating the rhetorical questions, her audience will be a lot more receptive to her speaking style and argumentation. In addition, Jones should focus on incorporating more information and evidential support to demonstrate the connection between Christians’ motivation and the decrease in Christianity in European countries. The structure and professional deliver of Jones’ speech is praiseworthy and it left the audience with the belief that the speech was overall very

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