In March 2017, Graham Hill delivers his speech “ Less Stuff, More Happiness” at Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) to a group of sophisticated individuals to try to persuade them that less “stuff” does equal more happiness. Graham Hill has an idea that living in a 420 square foot apartment in Manhattan can be spacious and a person who has less “stuff” can create less of an environmental footprint. Hill is a strong believer that less equals more and he uses the mode of logic of logos, facts and statistics, to show the specific ways personal space changes. Hill uses common ground to give the audience a chance to think about the different strategies they can change their personal space.
I always knew people liked to consume more than what they need, but never really considered how it affects our environment. Until I read an article by Graham Hill called “Living with Less. A lot Less.” In this article, Hill argues that individuals obtain products one doesn’t need. Secondly, he mentions how purchasing these products won’t make you happy, but can do the exact opposite. Lastly, Hill argues how living with less merchandise can make us feel and live happier. As a result, I compared my life to his and realized he’s right having less might give us the opportunity to explore further.
For the people to notice that he is being serious and is fed up he changes his tone throughout the speech. He offenses the people who voted for the candidate that sounded more promising, “Your vote, your dumb vote, your ignorant vote, your wasted vote put in an administration in Washington, D.C,” The people should educate themselves more so they can know who they can truly believe in and wont turn their backs on them. Later on he tries to influence them so they won't settle for something that they should have already had, “How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours? You haven't even made progress, if what's being given to you, you should have had already. That's not progress.” The people of color
Once again his overall posture and confident level was excellent. The speaker shows passion for the subject he is speaking on from the hand movements when he speaks on poverty and domestic abuse as being trivial (a means to an end). The speakers volume was just right he spoke high enough for the back of the room could here, and the speech was easy to understand. When given a speech a speaker should consider his audience in the wording of his speech, is he giving a speech to children for educational purposes or a group of college students, this is call no one left behind so the entire audience is on track.
President Whitmore also presents the sentences with a certain tone that drastically differs between the words themselves and the effect they emit when actually spoken. When reading the script, some of the valuable persuasion can be lost due to the fact that there is no true voice presenting the dialogue. However, this speech has multiple examples of tone arranged in the piece from the various punctuations and exclamations, sentence fragments, and repetition. Those three aspects carry a majority of the persuasiveness along by adding a mixture of projections to the words allowing for the reader or listener to become locked into the message. The punctuations and exclamations provide a signal indicating which sentences or words exhibit more stress or elegance when read. The sentence fragments break down sentences and provide a phrase that can have a heavier focus to develop more meaning. Lastly, the repetition helps stamp the idea of unity and survival into the reader's thoughts. Although, when the speech is spoken by President Whitmore in the movie the tone completely changes. The script gains more meaning when put into the situation it is meant for and achieves the wanted impression considerably. Even though there is
Eighner wants to send his readers a message how people are able to live by the minimum resources being happy. People who try to find happiness in “material
When attempting to present a certain perspective to an audience, the speaker must not merely string a list of monotonous and meaningless words together and call it a speech. Rhetoric, also known as persuasive elocution, has the power to captivate an audience and is essential to any effective oration. In his 2008 Republican Convention speech, actor Fred Thompson lends his support to John McCain’s presidential campaign in order to convince American voters to do the same. Appealing to his audience’s patriotism and sense of responsibility while also discrediting the possibility of a successful Democratic nominee, Thompson delivers a memorable presentation laced with passion, light-hearted humor, and, most especially, hope for a better future lead
Finally, Clinton shifts to ethos to finish off his speech strongly and efficiently. Without him even mentioning it, his credibility as a speaker is already set due to the fact that he was the last democratic president of the United States which in a lot of people’s opinions qualifies him as someone who could accurately talk about the recovery of the county and know what is going on. Even before he was president, Clinton was also the governor of Arkansas who worked with previous republican presidents such as Ronald Reagan on welfare reform and George H.W. Bush to help with the national education goals, furthering his credibility as a political figure who has the background to sustain the claims he’s making in his speech to support the reelection
He spoke both loud and clear enough so that everyone would be able to both hear and understand him with no problems. Throughout his speech he used a variation of loudness and softness to convey to the audience how he felt at the time. It was a rollercoaster, and who does not love a rollercoaster. It could have made everyone sit on the edge of his or her seats. He spoke at the perfect pace; not fast enough so that he was not understood and not slow enough that he bored everyone, because people want to be listened to. They do not want to be ignored. His brief pauses left everyone hanging for more, begging to hear what else he had to say. His ability to leave people wanting to hear more made the speech one to
The Shack assigns our volunteer groups different sites of work, which is where maturity and my transition from childhood to adulthood come in. The sites require mature eyes and mindsets. A lot of the people we help are those of hoarding. There are some who aren’t, but even those require maturity. People in the Appalachian area budget their money to what they think is important. Their house could be completely falling apart, but they could have a flat screen television. It’s their mindset, and what they think is vital to an okay
That everything that is written in that quote is the only things necessary for us to survive and that our lives will be better without all of the extra parts and all of the trumpery. I can’t really say that he is wrong. All of that extra stuff seems to lead to conflict. When you have a nice car, other people want your car and sometimes they will hurt you and steal your car so that they can be happy because they now have that car and now other people will be impressed that they have that car. You want to make more money so that you can buy nice things for yourself because you want to impress others and make yourself feel better from that. When you have a nice house it leads people to want that house and the things in the house and your life will be filled with conflict. You will live more happily knowing that you have only what you need and that the people around you care but will not intrude in the life you live, and that once you find a place where it is possible to get only what you need that you will forever be happy. The body is designed to survive and when you force it to do more than is necessary to survive, it becomes discontented with the way it lives and it requires more to make it happier and that you will have to get more and more until there is nothing left
While I was listening to the audio recording of his speech, he sounded so confident when talking to them. He was a persuasive speaker and spoke to his audience with respect and honesty. He began his speech with a strong hook which I believe caught the attention of his listeners and myself. “I
He uses short sentences very frequently to drum his ideas into the audiences mind. A perfect example of these short sentences is when King says, ?This is our hope.? By making those four words a complete sentence, it emphasises the individual words and really persuades the audience towards his ideas. Another persuasive structural technique which King uses to captivate the audience is the length of his paragraphs. He signposts the beginnings and ends of his paragraphs very effectively throughout his speech using recurring ideas. An example of this is when he starts 8 consecutive paragraphs with the words, ?I have a dream?. This helps the audience to understand his speech and each of the different points he makes. Another structural aspect of his speech which makes it easy to listen to is the grouping of ideas. The major grouping of the ideas in the speech is in two parts. The beginning of the speech is about how black people were being mistreated at the time and how the Negro was, ?sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.? The second part of the speech however, was all about looking to the future. It was about his dream of a nation where people, ?will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.? This structure to his speech makes it easy to listen to and helps draw the audience in to him.
Washington starts off his speech with pathos. Pathos is appealing to the emotional side of the audience and trying to get an emotional response from them. Washington begins his speech on why he is doing the speech in the first place. His son went to Penn U, so he was already officiated with the school. Him sharing his information about his past with the school makes the crowd feel more relax and less anxious. Knowing the person who is speaking, understands what you are going through helps a lot in building a connection with the Washington. With a smooth beginning, Washington begins to tell jokes about the staff and how everyone here hates the Yankees. Washington, first establishing baseline with the audience, was key to conveyance his message to the spectators. Washington evens tells the people, that he is nervous and uncomfortable for he has not done this kind of speech before. The feeling of knowing this man in front of you is speaking to thousands of people is afraid, even though he is such a famous actor makes you feel empathy for him. This connection is strong for even though he is famous, he can still get nervous like all the graduates. Washington brings up ideas he had for this speech, making jokes about his co-workers and stories of them. He did not decide to use one of those because he wanted to leave a message worth leaving for the graduates that will last a lifetime. Washington even connects with the parents, by saying “I always like to check how my money is getting used, am I right parents?”. (Penn's 2011