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Unformatted text preview: Heather Fackelman December 19, 2007 Speech Class Professor Lefever Critique I observed my priest deliver his sermon at mass, and overall, I thought his speech was pretty effective. Though he did not incorporate all of the techniques that we have learned in class and through reading the textbook, he incorporated many of them, probably without even knowing it. For that reason his speech was somewhat clear, very thought-provoking, and as effective as it could have been without the use of an outline. I gathered this based on his delivery, and the structure and content of his speech. The delivery of my priest’s speech was probably the strongest feature. He had great vocal variety, making it easy to listen to his sermon. He was loud and his voice resonated; I could hear him all the way from the back of the church. He had good eye contact, making sure to focus on all parts of the church and to “share” with different people. His gestures were also effective, as he used the various statues around the church and gestured toward them as he referred to them. It was clear that he had practiced and that he knew what he was going to say. His passion toward the content was evident in his delivery, and I could really feel when he was excited or upset about something he was saying. I could definitely tell that he was breathing, and this helped because he did not seem nervous at all. His pauses were effective and gave me time to take in everything that he was saying. For the most part, his delivery to take in everything that he was saying....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2008 for the course SPCM 101 taught by Professor Lefever during the Fall '07 term at Montclair.
- Fall '07
- The Bible