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.
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)
- Ethos – Rhetorical Analysis of Steve Jobs Self-Portrayal in the iPhone Presentation (MacWorld 2007)
- Pathos – Rhetorical Analysis of Steve Jobs Emotional Appeal in the iPhone Presentation (MacWorld 2007)
- Logos – Rhetorical Analysis of Steve Jobs Logical Appeal in the iPhone Presentation (MacWorld 2007)
- Steve Jobs Usage of Figures of Speech
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: