Introduction Speech Reflection - Jonah Kriger Public...

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Jonah Kriger Public Speaking – J. Dakota Brown Introductory Speech Reflection In my introductory speech, I spoke about the class’ instructor, Jefferson Dakota Brown. Rather than approach the man’s life from beginning to present– more reminiscent of a bibliographer than an orator–I, instead, began the speech by positing that he is “a man driven by curiosity,” and then delving into the heart of who he is and how his passions and pursuits support my thesis. Similarly, I approached the interview–researching portion–with a focus on the man himself, what defines him, and how those characteristics came to be. Retrospectively, I can connect this strategy to the rhetorical strategies of demonstrating, reporting, and explaining. I sought to employ these strategies as a means of achieving the goal of providing a new prospective on the oft distant construct of an instructor, humanizing and contextualizing Dakota for the class. Additionally, I aimed to elicit
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