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Oct 18th, […] an iron curtain has descended across the continent. In Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in HistoryWilliam Safire writes: This is a Beethoven symphony of a speech.
This speech analysis article examines how to use charisma tactics in speech writing. I encourage you to: Video of Iron Curtain Speech Abridged The video below is not the entire speech, but rather an edited version containing several of the key passages: Charismatic Leadership Tactics For this speech critique, I have decided to analyze the speech text according to charismatic leadership tactics discussed in a recent article.
Though there are 12 tactics identified in the research, this article focuses on these 8: Listen to the concerns of your audience, and emphasize shared history, struggles, or desires. Set daring goals for both yourself and your audience. Use metaphors, smiles, and analogies. Help your audience understand your messages in terms of concepts or experiences which they already know.
Define yourself and your ideas clearly by emphasizing what you and your ideas are not. Organize content into triads three part lists.
Leverage the magical rule of three to make your messages easier to remember.
Engage your audience with questions that prompt them to get involved cognitively. For each of these 8 tactics, we: It is my duty however, for I am sure you would wish me to state the facts as I see them to you, to place before you certain facts about the present position in Europe.
Later, he repeats this duty: I feel the duty to speak out now that I have the occasion and the opportunity to do so These words imply that his personal motives are selfless and pure. Churchill also asserts that his intended path for Britain and the United States is pure and noble, urging the two nations to: We aim at nothing but mutual assistance and collaboration.
These and other examples of demonstrating moral convictions are color-coded in purple in the speech transcript below. Reflect the sentiment of the group. Churchill mirrors the thoughts of his audience by stating what they already believe:Adolf Hitler was obsessed with the occult, in his case the Thule Society, closely inter-connected with German Theosophists.
The jolly roger, skull and cross bones, "der Totenkopf" was an emblem worn by Hitler's SS soldiers and was emblazoned on SS armoured cars and tanks (see images on this page).
The Wuhan Gang & The Chungking Gang, i.e., the offsprings of the American missionaries, diplomats, military officers, 'revolutionaries' & Red Saboteurs and the "Old China Hands" of the s and the herald-runners of the Dixie Mission of the s.
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Bullitt began working on a book of studies of the principle personalities surrounding the Treaty of Versailles. The Kingdom of Romania was neutral for the first two years of World War I, entering on the side of the Allied powers from 27 August until Central Power occupation led to the Treaty of Bucharest in May , before reentering the war on 10 November It had the most significant oil fields in Europe, and Germany eagerly bought its petroleum, as well as food exports.
The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph. This essay delves deeply into the origins of the Vietnam War, critiques U.S. justifications for intervention, examines the brutal conduct of the war, and discusses the .