Expository speeches can be serious or they can be fun. In this video, the speaker discusses hat he has learned from where he came from, and does so in a light-hearted way. As you watch and listen, make notes about the following:
How does he make a relational connection between himself and his audience?
How does he use the orientation phase to his best advantage?
What organizational pattern did he use and what OTHER organizational patterns might he have chosen to use instead. How and why?
How might an expository presentation be used in your history or economics class?
Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
Long before he was in the Oval Office, Richard Nixon was Vice-President of the United States. During that time, he encountered a situation in which his personal integrity came into question. In his famous “Checkers’ speech, Nixon uses persuasion. As you listen, determine what Nixon is trying to persuade his audience to believe (hint: There may be more than one issue in this speech). http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/richardnixoncheckers.html