Overview

This site is about rhetoric and public speaking with a strong focus on classical rhetoric based on Aristotle’s modes of persuasion: Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Furthermore, it also covers presentation design and analysis of various fictional speeches like the Inch by Inch speech by Al Pacino.

Statue - Classical Rhetoric: Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Analyses of Speeches

Many things can learned from analysing great speeches, we usually only analyse speeches that are available online.

So far we have the following analyses online:

Rhetoric 101 – The Basics

There has been a lot written and published on rhetoric for more than two thousands years, yet the works of Aristotle still contain nearly everything that is important.

Aristotles modes of persuasion

Public Speakers

Here you can find our articles about certain known public speakers. These articles are a mixture of biographies and rhetorical character analysis. They should help you determine what are the important factors for becoming a great public speaker:

Other Resources