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Speech Analysis. The video I would like to analyze is called Randy Pausch Inspires Graduates from YouTube.com. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA) the speaker is Randy Pausch and the audience is the graduates for Carnegie Mellon University of 20

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The video I would like to analyze is called Randy Pausch Inspires Graduates from YouTube.com. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA) the speaker is Randy Pausch and the audience is the graduates for Carnegie Mellon University of 2008. This video is in lecture style. Lectures are better structured than other form of natural speech and the structure of a lecture is very similar to an essay. The lecture is composed of three parts, namely introduction, main body and conclusion. This lecture is an informative lecture and it is reading style-organized. The accent of the speaker is American style. The presentation included introduction, body and conclusion. The ideas are well-organized. He started his speech by talking about how he felt about the university, then he talked about the bad news which his doctor gave him. For the body, Randy told the graduate how to live their life well and he also treated himself as an example in order to make the audience easy to understand. Randy ended his speech by telling the audience his true love, his wife, was his passion and he encourage the audience to find theirs. In this video, Randy shared his own experience with the graduates. ...read more.

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He then ended his speech by saying 'thank you'. The view of Randy was supported by his own experience (he used himself as an example) and it made his statements trustworthy. In other words, they are all facts, information that can be verified. For example, he said the passion in our life should be somebody, but not things or money, and he said 'If there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things, and you will not find that passion in money.'. Randy also used owned language ' I ' , 'me', 'my' to show his personal ownership of the ideas and opinions. Since Randy was a professor, he received tertiary education and therefore he did not make some noticeable grammar mistake, yet he likes to use many 'and' when he is talking. In the talk, Randy spoke loud enough and very clear therefore he was successful to draw the attention of the audience. The language used in his speech was in the right level of difficulty. Randy used simple and meaningful words in his speech, for examples, 'follow their passion, follow their heart and do the things they are excited about' and 'I am on month 9 now'. ...read more.

Conclusion

In this video, Randy used 'and' to link his ideas up. For examples,'I saw as a place that hired me back to be on the faculty many years later and then gave me the chance to do what anybody wants to do which is follow their passion, follow their heart and do the things they are excited about'. However, we can still find some limitation in Randy's speech. Firstly, we cannot find any visual aids in Randy's presentation because he was giving a talk outdoor, there are no any computers or screens to show visual aids. Secondly, Randy was relying on his cue cards or scripts. Sometimes he need to stop speaking and look at his scripts. He can try Obama's telecue to avoid this problem. Obama set 2 screens (which his scripts are shown) in the crowd and thus he can look left and right with more confidence. In conclusion, this video is a good example showing us how to present our ideas in a better way. This to say, we need to organize our speech in a better way, use simply words and sentences, clear and loud enough voice, enough body language, examples to support our ideas and also linking words. Besides, the choice of venue is also essential to make the presentation more successful. All in all, preparation is the most important procedure of our presentation. ...read more.

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