Ryan's speech about driving in the snow was very well constructed and did a nice job of staying on topic. The thing that was lacking in Ryan's presentation was his physical presentation. I felt that Ryan could have been more assertive and engaging of the crowd. It seemed that at times during the speech Ryan leaned back and let the slideshow he was using take all of the attention instead of owning the spotlight himself. Another fault that ryan had in his presentation was his tone and volume. Ryan was almost completely monotone throughout the whole presentation. If ryan wanted to engage the audience more he should have infected his voice more. Ryan did a very nice job constructing his speech, he was very clear and concise about what he was informing
He was so confident in his message that he transferred that confidence to the audience. The speaker was not afraid to let his emotion or passion show. This made him feel more relatable.
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.
Imagine being at the top of the world, on a bitter cold mountain, over top of an enormous crowd. The lustrous lights are shining below on the massive jump created for the professional snowboard competition that will decide whether you win or lose the competition. I have dreamed of being a professional snowboarder as my dream job ever since I have been introduced into the sport of snowboarding. Being on top of the enormous slope and strapping into my bindings instantly makes me feel relaxed and puts a grin on my face. While gliding down the mountain I become focused and dialed in on my riding. Being a professional snowboarder as an occupation, I would compete in large competitions such as the X- Games or the Olympics to win prizes and gain popularity. The excitement from the crowd and the view from the course would give me goosebumps as I race to the finish. This would give me the rush of happiness and excitement every time I strap into my bindings to compete and make it seem like I would never work a day in my life. Competing in snowboard competitions as a professional snowboarder would be my passion and dream job in life all while traveling and being with friends.
Stuart Scott did exceptionally well in his speech at the ESPY’s. He showed empathy towards people in general, making it feel like the audience can experience from his viewpoint as well. Mentioning the words, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up. “ from Jim Valvano’s speech was a great start to the general purpose of his speech.
As he continued with his speech he said,
He is ever the inspiring leader, presenting how he helped the parties and reached across the isles to achieve funding that was previously cut by Congress to education. He talked about how the First Lady's "Let's Move!" campaign helped lower childhood obesity for the first time in 30 years. He presented how he is helping veterans, while an image of the famous speech quote "Give me your tired, your hungry, your poor" was posted for the nations viewing. All these were meant to let the viewers come to see him as representative of the same greatness.
Peter Rosnick is a professor at Mount Holyoke College. He did not say who he was voting for, but he did give a detailed explanation of who he would like to be president. He stated that he is voting for someone who does not think that women should be objectified. He also encouraged people to vote for someone who respects the fact that immigrants built this country.
Governor Pence’s introduction was actually effective. Governor Pence started his speech talking about history and how long we have been around just as Lincoln did when he gave The Gettysburg Address. This to me seems to be a very effective way of starting a speech. Pence’s conclusion was effective as well. It begins to paint a simple and elegant image of peaceful night. Then goes on to briefly touch how god has graced us with this and will continue to bless us as long as we keep the faith in the vision our founders
A couple people’s speeches stuck out the most to me. The first one was a middle aged man who discussed how for the longest time he tried to use his work and kids as motivation for him to quit drinking but it would never work or last. He said the only thing that worked was realizing the higher power, and how to receive help from that higher power you most give too and try to be better and he said the first step was going to the AA meetings. After he finished he also thanked me for reading one of the 12 steps of AA because when he was younger with problems he was too scared and he said that seeing me read and not being scared, even though I wasn’t an alcoholic, makes his life a little more “green” (which I’m amusing means that it gives him more
The speaker made direct eye contact at all times unless his head was moving to place emphasis on what he was saying. Further, the speaker spoke loud enough to be heard and did not require me to turn my volume up super high while struggling to hear him. Additionally, the speaker utilized a good pace. He moved slow enough for me to comprehend everything he was telling me but fast enough so that I did not get bored and distracted. Finally, the speaker alternated his pitch throughout the speech which kept my attention. Overall, besides the previously addressed issues, the delivery of the speech was great! I would, however, suggest having more time of the speech spent face to face with the speaker for a more powerful speech.
Tim throughout the whole presentation was so honest. He never once blamed anyone for his situation regardless of the chaos he grew up in. He talked about it being a family disease and growing up with people who used and abused drugs and alcohol and he never once blames them for his addiction. He talks about not knowing if he was born with the addiction or not and what really caught my attention was he didn’t blame this. He never once blamed anyone or anything for his addiction but himself and this formed this major respect for Tim. What was even more ironic to me was somewhere in the middle of the presentation he mentions seeing the sign at his first AA meeting that read “honesty” and he spoke about not knowing what the word meant. Not knowing how to be honest with myself, and this surprised me because for someone who did not understand the word, he is one of the most honest people I’ve ever met. He takes full blame for his addiction and he spoke so honestly about his addiction and his recovery.
There is not anything that she needs to improve on other than maybe moving a little more and not to sway. This speaker was awesome she was organized and kept the audience engaged in her story. I watched the entire video and did not wish it was over. I learned that when I am in the dark and do not know where life is going to take me next that I should have hope in the future and forever.
Besides the fact that he went over time by quite a bit, I think that Alejandro’s speech was the best out of all of them. He was a natural when it came to public speaking. It looked like it came easily for him which is a terrific skill to have. He moved around the box a lot, but it was purposeful. He was able to use strong nonverbals such as hand gestures. Alejandro spoke with purpose, didn't stutter and made his speech the most entertaining in my opinion. He was well prepared, maybe a little too prepared because he went over time so much. That is an easy fix and he will improve for next time. I am excited to listen to the rest of his speeches and laugh at all of his jokes in them.