European Rhetoric is a site by a group of friends, who are interested in the topics of public speaking, rhetoric and presentation design.
In our opinion in Europe the art of public speaking and rhetoric are neglected or highly academical. The aim of the European Rhetoric team is to combine the strengths of the American and the European approaches, thus aiming for merging the applicability and profoundness.
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:
- Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” Motivational Speech in “Any Given Sunday”
- Al Pacino’s “School Defense Speech” from the movie “Scent of a Woman” (1992)
- Rhetorical Analysis of the iPhone Keynote by Steve Jobs (MacWorld 2007)
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.
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: