Essay on Barack Obama Speech Analysis

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Public speaking skills are very important to anyone that aspires to be a politician. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is known for being a very good public speaker. In fact, Richard Greene of the Huffington Post ranked Barrack Obama as “America's third greatest presidential orator” (Greene). Throughout this paper, I will be analyzing the speech delivery and the organizational structure of Barrack Obama. The specific speech that I will be analyzing is the speech given by President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. In addition to giving my opinion on the president’s organization and delivery, I will also be giving advice on what he could have done better. Organization is a huge part of …show more content…
Public speaking skills are very important to anyone that aspires to be a politician. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is known for being a very good public speaker. In fact, Richard Greene of the Huffington Post ranked Barrack Obama as “America's third greatest presidential orator” (Greene). Throughout this paper, I will be analyzing the speech delivery and the organizational structure of Barrack Obama. The specific speech that I will be analyzing is the speech given by President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. In addition to giving my opinion on the president’s organization and delivery, I will also be giving advice on what he could have done better. Organization is a huge part of making a speech and could mean the difference between a great speech and a mediocre speech. Barack Obama’s speech was very well put together. It also sounded and looked well-rehearsed. Most of his speech was done in topical order with very few topics being covered in chronological order. Obama definitely accomplished his goal of getting the crowd excited to hear his speech through the use of a very creative attention getter. His attention getter consisted of lots of humor, but also highlighted some of his accomplishments during his first term as president. For example, President Obama stated that "Last year at this time, this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world's most notorious individuals,” jokingly followed by a
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