The Rhetorical Analysis Of Eva Hartley's Speech

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What makes a good introduction? If that introduction was effective how do you keep the interests of the audience? These are both questions that every public speaker needs to consider before they give a speech. Not only do you have worry about these things as an audience member you are judging how effective they are the moment the speaker begins. It is that judgement that I carried with me when I watched Regina Hartley’s TED@UPS talk. Hartley’s talk was engaging and inspiring as she talked about who the best candidate to hire can be. Her talk is one of those rare ones where you find yourself listening, not paying attention to how long it is and it is over. I am going to analyze Hartley’s speech through her pathos, ethos and logos to illustrate …show more content…
She’s sure to include some humor when she references that she is a human resource manager and she labels two groups of people as either a sliver spoon or a scrapper. This tidbit is actually humorous with the context of the audience. A very clear rule of thumb for any person in human resources is to never make assumptions nor group people, because this grouping can be seen as bias and possibly discrimination, a big no no in the world of business. So to create these groups and even explain it to a certain degree is humorous and keeps the audience’s attention. If that was not a direct appeal to pathos I do not know what else could …show more content…
This simple statement is key to state in a persuasive as it eliminates the premise that Hartley has bias about one group or the other. Hartley knows that the audience may feel that she has distain for the silver spoon group especially after her mentioning that failed silver spoon hire. The logic of this statement is to reassure the audience that she does not have any ill-will for the silver spoon group. Hartley knows that so far the audience only has the pathos that she has established and ethos that she continues to build. Hartley has not given any reason that we should not be agreeing and seeing the argument on her side, yet some may still be feeling that she is believable so stating something as straight

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