This thesis aims to investigate the possibility of affecting your audience when giving a speech. The project examines the preparation, writing and conduction of two speeches. The speeches contains opposite arguments of the same subject. They argued respectively benefits, strengths, disadvantages and weaknesses of smoking seen from a smoker and non-smoker point of view. In order to prepare the speeches we made and analysis of the rhetorical situation. The speeches were then written based on said analysis, utilizing methods and theory learnt at the oral one-day communication workshop hosted by Sine Carlsen. After conducting the speeches to the audience, we collected data by using focus group interviews. This data helped us interpret the affect the speeches had on the audience. Additionally this thesis seeks to explore the historical development of some aspect of rhetoric and to discuss the ethics and probity in using falsehoods in order to strengthen the arguments. This thesis concludes that by using different rhetorical techniques it is possible to affect the audience.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2014|