Didn’t finish watching this speech because I didn’t have enough time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAnw168huqA&t=259s&ab_channel=StanfordGraduateSchoolofBusiness

Matt Abrahams, who is an excellent lecturer.

Goal of the speech: Moving minds, convincing people about communicating effectively.

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Blame (past tense),

Values (present tense),

Choice (future tense) Invention,




Delivery Prosody (music of speech)

Body language and gesture Emphasis Compare and Contrast Emotion

How does the speech start?

He premises with his speech talking about how it is going to be highly interactive. His body language signifies warmth, the first word he says is “Welcome” at 0:06, and he opens up his arms to further indicate that he is a welcoming person. He then immediately engages the audience by asking them to read a sentence and count the number of occurrences of the letter “F”. And raise their hands. Only finding 3,4,5 or 6.

Then, he uses humor to further engage the audience, inserting a joke about why he uses this at the beginning of every lecture he gives to make people realize that feeling stupid is normal, and to pass that feeling. (1:47)

Throughout the speech, he is really good at using genuine emotions. At the beginning, when he says “I am very excited today about effective speaking in spontaneous situations”, we can see in his facial expression that he is smiling, he seems genuinely excited about the topic he is going to present.

How does it end? What is the journey? How much space does the speaker use? How big or contained are the gestures? How are they expressing with their face? How do they develop Ethos? Logos? Pathos? Does their voice match the meaning of the word? Can you tell their opinion by how they say a word? Do they use pauses? Is there effective variation in their delivery? Are they connected to the topic of their speech? How do each of these things contribute to the effectiveness of the speech?