Analysis of the speech: Protein Pointers by Doctor Andrew Weil
María Andrea Cevallos.
February 17, 2013
The objective of this essay is to describe a speech and to analyze five elements of the speaker’s verbal and non verbal communication. This essay contains three main parts. The introduction, that includes information about the speech, the central idea, a brief biography of the author and the year and place when the speech was released. The second part is the main body, which includes the analysis of five elements: paralanguage, posture, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact and their definitions and examples from the speech. After this, we have the conclusion, which includes a summary of the main points, suggestions and personal likes. At last, the references or sources.
The speech Protein Pointers by Doctor Andrew Weil is an informative speech, because the author is telling the audience about the benefits of consuming protein and the negative effects of overeating. The central idea of this speech is to inform the audience about the consequences of eating too much protein. It also gives some suggestions of products that can replace the protein and can help people reduce illnesses. The speech was released in 2011, in Arizona.
The author of this speech, Doctor Andrew Weil is a clinical professor of internal medicine and the founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in Biology from Harvard University (MD, 2013).
The first element to analyze is paralanguage. According to the American English Collins Dictionary (2013) paralanguage is “any nonverbal means of communication, such as tone of voice, laughter, and, sometimes, gestures and facial expressions, that accompany speech and convey further meaning” (Collins Dictionary, 2013). As an example of paralanguage, at the...
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Free Dictionary, F. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gesture
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WebsterDictionary. (2013). Definitions and translations. Retrieved February 18, 2013, from http://www.definitions.net/definition/Posture
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