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  • Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass: The Columbian Orator

    Douglass read a book The Columbian Orator, which he read speeches on Catholic emancipation. These readings were important in developing thought and arguments regarding slavery. This ability he now acquired was described as a curse due to his inner reflection. He constantly thought about human bondage and did not find an answer to escape. He had overcome countless episodes of depression and hopelessness but finding a light within education. This lead to his ability to write on ship timber that he picked up from carpenters. He used his same tricks in his youth by claiming he writes better than white males. Subsequently they provided a writing lesson when trying to prove Douglass wrong. Eventually, Douglass had developed a plan to escape that successfully leads to his…

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  • Summary Of 'The Columbian Orator'

    According to his autobiographical account, the Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, An American Slave, “The Columbian Orator”’s eye-opening testimonies about how slave masters derive their power from abusing uneducated people disturbs Douglass into drastically changing his original indifferent stance about Master Hugh. First of all, the dialogue between the well-spoken three-time runaway slave and their master “resulted in the voluntary emancipation of the slave on the part of the master”…

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  • Reflection On Persuasive Self Assessment

    Persuasive Self-Assessment Throughout the semester I learned a lot about public speech and communication in general. At the beginning of the semester I was not sure what to expect from the class. I did not know where I stood as a public speaker but now after taking the class I can see a big difference in my communication skill. I feel a lot more confident now then at the beginning of the class. Looking back at my first speech, there were a lot to be learned. First, I did not have many sources on…

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  • Great Public Speaker Analysis

    The Making of Great Public Speaker On my thirteenth birthday my parents had given me a ticket to see my all time favorite female athlete. She was going to talk about her life and the journey she took to become successful. At thirteen years old, I felt like I had just received a Nobel Prize. On the day of the talk, I sat front row, and I was ready to become inspired and motivated to becoming a successful athlete. Instead, the speaker walked out with a piece of crinkled paper. I was drowned into…

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  • My Public Speaking Report

    I consider myself to be a poor public speaker based on my past public speaking experiences. From freezing up when reciting a poem in front of a huge crowd during an assembly to messing up on the Pledge of Allegiance during the Memorial Day ceremony, I have a lot to learn. 
 One thing that I need to keep in mind is to be concerned with information honesty. There were numerous times when I didn 't tell my audience the truth or even dragged on a speech because I didn 't research the topic…

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  • Speech Reflection

    I performed a speech about why teenage relationships are beneficial on November 1st, 2016 in front of my speech class. Public speaking is something that I had been practicing since I was in the sixth grade, however it is apparent that I continue to struggle with nerves. When my teacher called my name, I realized that I was shaking and trembling pretty badly. I told myself I had practiced beforehand and I knew what I was doing. There are many things I noticed while reviewing my speech, critiquing…

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  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Speech

    Great Speech Analysis “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you” (I’ve Been to the Mountaintop). Many are not familiar with this speech. It was given April 3rd, 1968 in the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. Being…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Sergeant

    Public Speaking in Action I have decided to write about my First Sergeant who will remain nameless. Since arriving at Al Udeid AB, I have had a lot of interaction with my Shirt. From one on one discussion to being a member in the audience that he is briefing, the interaction level has varied. In my opinion, he is a great public speaker and I do not have any major criticism thus far. However, nobody is perfect so I will be talking about his key strengths and weaknesses that I have noticed over…

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  • Comparing The Speeches Of Fredrick Douglas And Dr. Martin Luther King

    The speeches of Fredrick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King, have made history and won the hearts of millions. To abolition slavery was an ongoing controversy throughout the United States of American for many years. All the efforts that these two men have made has caused a great and wonderful impacted on the now transformed America. However, sad and unkind, there is still racism that continues to this day. Hopefully one day as Dr. King had envisioned we all will be equal, both men and women of…

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  • Self Evaluation Research Paper

    Final Self Evaluation Establishing Ethos is one of the most important aspects of giving a speech. The audience’s perception of a speaker, is very important to their understanding and comprehension of one’s speech. In this public speaking course, I believe I have done a decent job in achieving positive ethos. Every time I delivered a speech I made sure to make eye contact with every member of the audience. This is good in establishing a positive ethos as it allowed me to make a personal…

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