It also can encourage the mentee to open up and speak more. Good listening skills can promote trust and respect. Active listening has several benefits. It forces people to listen attentively to others, and it helps avoid misunderstandings. Restating what the speaker has said makes certain that there is a common understanding between the listener and the speaker.
John F. Kennedy addressed the country as President for the first time on January 20, 1961, keeping the audience thinking about the future of the United States, but the future of other countries as well. In this Inaugural Address, Kennedy uses antithesis to set up a way of thinking that has to be broken down in order to fully understand what the point is, which is bettering our country as well as others. John F. Kennedy appeals the country through antithesis in his Inaugural Address by engaging the U.S. citizens to think about branching out to help other countries as well as improving the United States. Kennedy has many valid points on branching out of the United States to help those in other countries. Although, Kennedy gets his audience, Americans, engaged through antithesis, “Support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” Kennedy switched up the words in his speech to get the audience thinking positively about supporting those who want the help of the United States.
His speech reached the people, and made them listen. It makes you believe what he says because of the way he presents it and it does its job. The speech is a persuasive one to make the population see the charges in a new way and understand what the money in question was used for. He gives them information to change their opinions on the matter which is exactly what a persuasive speech is designed to do. Nixon begins his speech by stating that he will not lie, or deny the charge brought against him without going into specific detail.
Success Through Success Ever pay attention to the manipulation of words used by presidents when giving a speech? Until reading “A Nation of Victims” by Reanna Brooks, and “Why JFK’s Inaugural Succeeded” by Thurston Clarke; the manipulation of words were subliminal. Brooks presents the audience with an analysis on President George W. Bush’s manner of speech. Brooks feels that despite his verbal blunders and linguistic stumbles, his words are purposely selected to hide certain issues and to negatively frame opposing view points. Also, Brooks says that Bush’s speeches are emotionally charged, “dependency-creating” and thus provoking fear amongst his listeners.
Johnson’s first part of the speech uses rhetorical qualities that unify the audience and make them sympathize with the victims of voting rights. The speech starts off with anaphora and warrant strategies. The president repeats “I” and “Americans” throughout his first couple sentences and unifies the audience by stating, “I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy. I urge all Americans of both parties, Americans of all religions and
Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated as the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953. The speech he gave at this event was a very important one. It called on Americans to unite themselves against their large foe, which at this point was communism. Some strategies he used in his speech to make successful is syntax, repetition, logos, and pathos. All three of these strategies are commonly used, but it takes an innovative man to use them and clearly support his purpose, and that is exactly what Dwight Eisenhower did with his address.
The fresher metaphors are the ones he uses when he’s speaking about the future of the United States. These metaphors make his speech adaptable to many audiences. 4) Some words in the speech seem archaic or old-fashioned, some examples of these words would be “foe”, “solemn oath”, “asunder”, and “forebears”. These words not only make Kennedy sound more experienced and wise, but they also make the speech sound more formal and trustworthy. Syntax 1) Kennedy used these short paragraphs because they offer natural pauses so his audience can process and reflect about his main points.
He creates an invitingly hopeful and powerfully encouraging tone that unifies his people with a fresh perspective of the nation. Kennedy says, “Will you join in that historic effort?” His tone of voice implicates a warm and welcoming feel that ask his citizens to help out rather than forcing them to do so therefore, the audience doesn’t sense an obligation by Kennedy . Later in his speech, Kennedy utilizes an antimetabole when he says “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Instead of “inviting” he implies authority to the people to “ask” themselves what they can do for their beloved country. The audience sees that although Kennedy is nice to invite them to make a change, he also has the power to force it upon them. Kennedy includes his people to join in with him and make a difference for the nation.
John F. Kennedy in his inaugural speech addresses to America, USSR, and to the nation. He sets the tone for his presidency by being stern, inspiring, and engaging. He states that if we all come together we can end tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. Kennedy establishes his vision for the United States. He begins his inaugural speech by using parallelism to emphasize the importance of his victory in the presidential race.
President Kennedy shows awareness of the current issue of segregation using imagery, appropriate language, and tone, which assures the public with compelling remarks that he appreciates those who are making a change and requiring the help of others to change the view of this nation. In Kennedy's speech, the repetitive use of "it ought to be possible" is an effective way to point out the different levels of freedom that restricted the average Negro citizen. With this phrase, it leads into the point that "every American should have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated." From a different point of view, number phrases were also successful and effective in his speech. Kennedy included phrases such as one-half, one-third, twice as much, and half as much to indicate the chances of an average American Negro to complete certain obstacles equivalent to the average white American.