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Current Event Speech Critique (informative or persuasive) PLEASE DON’T INCLUDE T

Current Event Speech Critique (informative or persuasive)
PLEASE DON’T INCLUDE THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR WRITE-UP. You must support your answers with details and examples, as needed. You need to tell me where you got the info, the context (a college or high school, etc.), and provide a working link to the video in your document.
Instructions
FIND (on YouTube) a Current Event Speech which is at least SEVEN minutes long and write a speech critique based on the questions below, which are related to areas you’ll be working on for your speeches. It must be done by a college or high school student for a speech course, not a professional speaker! OR you can critique one of the sample speeches posted on Announcements.
Introduction. Was the attention-getter (hook) effective? Was the preview well detailed and provided the audience a sense of what specific areas would be covered? Was there a smooth transition to the body of the speech? Overall, were they effective in this area? Why or why not?
Body Language, Eye Contact and Voice. Were they confident? Were they looking at the entire audience? Were they conversational or looking down at their notes often? Did their body language seem natural? Were they enthusiastic? Were they loud and clear and were there pauses? Overall, were they effective in this area? Why or why not?
Body of Speech and Content. Did the body of the speech have adequate support and examples, was well organized and flowed well? Did they have a sold grasp of the issue?  Were the slides easy to read and follow and added to the points made and overall presentation? How were the transitions? Overall, were they effective in this area? Why or why not?
Conclusion. How was the speech as far as the conclusion and signaling to the audience the end was near and summarizing main points, connecting back to the central idea/thesis, and including a memorable ending? Did the memorable ending stand out and help you with remembering the thesis or central idea of the speech (issue discussed)? Overall, were they effective in this area? Why or why not?
Final Thoughts. Did you feel the speech was effective?  What was their strength and weakness and why?  As far as the current event speech topic, did they convince you or make you more knowledgeable on it, based on all of the parts of the speech above? Why or why not?