While watching President Bush deliver his speech, I noticed that his body language suggested that this was a subject he was serious and sincere about. When he gave demands to the Taliban in his speech, he hit his hand on the podium, which is a sign of determination to get his point across. I do not feel that a written speech would have been as effective as the televised speech at persuading the public to side with the government. I feel this way because I, like most Americans, needed the reassurance at that particular time that my government was going to do whatever it took to catch the people that orchestrated the attacks and to bring them to justice. A written speech would not have been as personally touching.
The inaugural address of each government leader is influenced by historical factors at the time it was delivered before the public. In case of John F. Kennedy, the speech was given when the country just won the Second World War. On the other hand, Barack Obama delivered his speech among an economic crisis that the country is facing with hopes of getting over it. In the first, America is enjoying winning the war while in the second; the country is set with economic problems that caused tremendous difficulties. That is the reason why Kennedy’s speech is focused on world unity against tyranny while the speech of Obama is geared more on economic progress within the country.
Leadership Transformational-charismatic Before the election, President Barack Obama attracted the attention of American's and foreigners alike with a seemingly charismatic nature. A charismatic leader has an uncanny ability to draw others to his side and move them to accomplish a cause bigger than themselves. A charismatic approach is transformational if it invokes a permanent change in the people who embrace the leader's vision. During his first term, President Obama wooed at least some to his vision by showing the potential to make a huge difference in both domestic and foreign affairs. Cross-Cultural-Global Leadership Under the Bush Administration, America's image lost much of its shine.
President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Speech On January 20, 1961 a clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court held the large Fitzgerald family Bible as John F. Kennedy took the oath of office to become the nation’s 35th president. Analyzing his inaugural speech Kennedy uses rhetorical strategies to achieve his purpose, this strategies gave him a touch of youthful aspirations and hope for the future as well as determination and plans to set his thoughts true by connecting and gaining attention from the crowds dream of a renaissance America. When JFK was elected president, America was recovering from the hardship of the cold war, America needed a leader that would bring peace and unity to the country. JFK inaugural speech encouraged and attempted to persuade citizens to work for the promised future. He uses many rhetorical strategies in this famous speech in order to deliver his message loud and clear.
Jensen makes the reader take a look as to why he or she may have chosen their position on the war and how their decision was determined. This book is a raw reality that asks the question why is it that we at war and is it worth it. In the beginning Jensen brings the reader back to that gruesome day when almost every citizen was in a state of shock and fear. The mentality that we lived in a great and powerful country was altered because terrorist were now able to show the world that when your guard even the worst can happen to the “greatest nation.” That mentality was definitely refuted by the media by their comments on how the response would have to be “massive.” It felt as though America was a child on the playground that was being teased by its not so friendly classmates and they had to show their other counterparts that they were not weak and will retaliate dirtier and harder than those that hurt them. The mindset was that the “United States had been the target of an atrocity, a crime that would make it easy to lash out with massive violence (pg.
There are reasons to support both sides of the issue. War is seen by most as a measure that should only be used if there is no other alternative. Some would argue that war should be an offensive strategy because if we perceive a country as a threat, we should be able fight them. And the others point out that war should never be used. Only diplomatic resolutions should be used in a modern society.
Obama’s had to choose a topic that allowed him to convince people that John Kerry was the right person to be the next president of the United States of America. This is why Obama surrounded his speech around hope. He used cultural allusions, which are references to historical, literary, and religious sources that are familiar in a specific culture (Thomson 56). He did this by quoting from the declaration allowing him to transition
Exposure to high levels of radioactive waste can cause birth defects, cancer, and death. We all need to be aware of these dangers that exist across the country. It is imperative that we rethink our visual communication effort for warning current and future generations of the imminent danger below. The comic strip is a great medium to get across a point to many levels of audiences. In this cartoon I attempt to send the message that nuclear power will kill everything, even innocent cockroaches.
Unity is the key to Change: Obama’s 2013 Inauguration Speech President Obama’s second inaugural address was held January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC at the White House. The importance of this inaugural speech was for President Obama to regain the confidence of his supporters and to convince those who were against him to come together to get better results in the United States. The President’s message is to appeal to the American people the importance of unity which is the key to change. His targeted audiences were those who were against him and those who supported him. To get the attention of his audience, the American people, President Obama referenced a historical document the “Declaration of Independence”, he used the repeated words “together and we ” and he connected with the American people by including himself as one of them.
We are the land of the free, home of the brave, and peace keepers of all! Our President Barak Obama always addresses the American people like we have a choice, like we have a say but we really don’t. His mind is already made up. The President starts by giving us a little insight in to what has been going on and why it matters to us. Also in the first sentence of his speech he says, “Where do we go from here?” (Obama 2013) In that sentence the President is engaging the people of America and making us feel as if we have a say in what actions should or should not be taken.