The president uses gestures, facial expressions, and various tones to make his speech effective in
American Sign Language In learning about the deaf culture I have taken on a new understanding about the people it includes. Through readings and the lessons, I have learned that being deaf has both its hardships and its blessings. The beauty of the language alone makes one want to learn all that he or she can about it. In this paper I will discuss the beauty of the language and the misconceptions the hearing world has about deafness.
Hitler used multiple different gestures throughout his speeches. In Hitler's speech to Reichstag, he used a multitude of movements that mainly dealt with his upper body. He starts off his speech, just like many of his speeches, with his
He rarely made eye contact with his audience or looked down but gave occasional glances over their heads. If Reagan’s speech was fully memorized, he would have enabled himself to better eye contact with with the audience. Also, since Reagan was behind a podium, he came across a bit stiff. This would have been better received if he had used some hand gestures to express his inner thoughts and feelings.
Introduction As part of daily life, we communicate and connect ourselves with certain communities. School, jobs, families, sports, extracurricular activities, and many other communities are just a few we come into contact with. Although these may seem to appear the same, there are specific types of communities such as a discourse community. A discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field (Webcourses, N.d, Website) that has a share a common set of goals and attempt to achieve these goals (Swales, 1990). According to researcher and educator, John Swales, there are six characteristics that define whether or not a community is considered a discourse community. Following the criteria Swales states is necessary to be a discourse community, I did an in depth research on the American Sign Language community. Through my study, I was able to meet all six characteristics.
Coach He speaks with great passion, intention, and dramatic pauses to keep the audience interested in his every word. His tone of voice and diction conveys the message of this powerful speech to his audience. The dramatic hand gestures also attribute to his passion for the topic, and a notable example of this occurs during the following line. “They don't know your heart. I do. I've seen it. You have shown it to me. You have shown this coaching staff, your teammates. You have shown yourselves just exactly who you are in here” (Bige0980). First, he points to the team in the middle of the line, and then he beats his hand against his chest at the line’s conclusion. It can be interpreted that he is gesturing to his heart’s connection with his players’ hearts. His eye contact with the entire audience also alludes to his personal relationship with each individual player, as well as his fellow coaches. These aspects allow him to connect to the audience in this influential
The debate I am choosing to watch is the Republican Presidential Debate, and my focus would be on examining Donald Trump’s portions. The debate of course, is about Republican candidates who are running for president (intended for the next four years) debating to the public on who is a better
One of the most noticeable things Donald Trump did during the debate was his hand gestures. He kept moving his hands off to the side or up and down while he was making points. It did not feel insulting as if he were to point at and accuse the crowd but it was not as calm as Hillary Clinton's hand gestures. She would make a loose, sideways fist with her thumb resting on the top of her index finger. This is not as intense as a finger point. The fist concept displays an image that everything isn't okay but we aren't
The school I did my observation at was Bloomfield Hills High school for the American Sign Language class. The reason I have been tasked with observing an American Sign Language class is because that is my goal as a future educator, to teach American Sign Language from K to 12. I also would like to be able to educate the deaf students from K to 12, but that’s for another program, Deaf Education master’s program, in the future. I had four classes to observe, from 9th grade to 12th grade students for ASL (American Sign Language) classes. They were mostly white, some African American, and smaller number of other races such as Middle Eastern and Asian. Many of the students had special needs, the most common one would have to be ADD and ADHD, a few were hearing impaired, and I had one who was autistic. The average number I had for each class about 18 to 20 students. Now to discuss about my meaningful experiences, strengths and weaknesses of both my cooperating teacher and myself, my professional goals, and finally my reaction to the field experience.
He also gives examples of situation that makes the reader or listener understand more on what he is talking about. He supports everything he is talking about with details that connect to his main points. He also uses a paper to help him remember what he is talking about, but he doesn’t keep his eyes on paper. His eye contact was good; he didn’t keep his eyes on paper for a very long amount of time. For example, he looked down for a second then looked back at the crowd. He keeps the same tone and energy throughout the whole speech. He went through everything without rushing His pace was slow in the beginning but as he talks his pacing began to be okay when he was stating the things that were happening. His tone was a higher on the main point that would make the audience be more into the points that he is trying to make. His posture was better good for the speech; he wasn’t doing anything but standing. However, this speech was one of the good ones that was given in the past
Now, onto his delivery and impact. Yes there was good eye contact with the audience as well as natural hand movements throughout the speech. However, his voice and toned stayed the same throughout the entirety of his
While speaking, Walker seems to have poor eye contact as he seemed to look down at the floor more than at his audience. In the book it states, “Speakers in the United States who fail to establish eye contact are perceived as tentative or ill at ease and may be seen as insincere or dishonest” (Lucas, 250). The presentation was a personal life story so it was recited from memory and no manuscript was used by Walker, so I believe that his eye contact should have been stronger. Stephen Lucas mentioned in Chapter 13 that the speaker’s volume, pitch, rate, pauses, vocal variety, pronunciation, articulation, and dialect are all important in public speaking (Lucas, 243). Walker would change the volume of his speaking during certain parts of the presentation to emphasize it and take a longer pause after certain statements to make an impact on the audience. He also used changes in his pitch and had vocal variations when he was speaking about something emotional or very serious during certain parts of the presentation.
Obama created a particularly moving portion of his speech. He call Clementa Pinckney a good man and everyone claps. Through the use of tone he conveys the feeling of being hopeful, and reminiscent, as well as heartfelt. At the same time he uses a very level voice, he isn’t that loud, but what he is saying still is able to resonates with you. While his pauses allow you to fully take in what he is saying. Due to the fact that what he is saying is important, he keeps his hand gestures to a minimum which lets you focus on what he is saying. If you focus on his expressions you may note that he looks kinda hopeful, like he is proud of himself. At the same time he looks like this is a bittersweet moment, because Clementa Pinckney has was a good man
Sentence: When reading to different groups of people, Tyler’s countenance is often a skill he uses to keep the audience engaged throughout the entire performance. Gesture- Upper body movement, including use of the arms and hands, used to amplify a speaker’s words.
A few of the important factors that I thought were important in this unit were the American Sign Language itself, the rules of social interaction in the Deaf culture, and Deaf literature.