Brain Plasticity and Transcendental Meditation
The speech was delivered by Dr. Fred Travis who presented his research advances of brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. The speech is informative because Dr. Fred Travis uses descriptions, demonstrations, and vivid detail to explain the subject which the audience wants to understand and remember.
Critique the speech as follows:
* Identify if the speaker’s objective is to inform, or to persuade. The speaker’s objective is to inform the audience, help them to understand the subject better, and to remember what they learned. * Introduction
* How has the speaker drawn the audience in, what ‘hook’ is used? Dr. Fred Travis has drawn the audience in. He was able to keep everyone interested and engaged by telling stories to illustrate important points, used clear and vivid language such as short sentences, familiar words, and illustrated ideas with visuals and on-site experiment. * Has the speaker established credibility for the subject? Dr. Fred Travis has established credibility for the subject. He is a leading brain scientist. He spoke confidently and assertively inspiring the audience with his energy and words. He demonstrated with on-site experiment that supports what he’s saying to gain audience’s trust. * Did the speaker clearly identify the purpose of the speech? Dr. Fred Travis clearly identified the purpose of the speech by scientific research advances of brain's ability to change as a result of experience. He used demonstrations and vivid detail to explain the subject. * Did the speaker give a preview of the speech?...
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