was. To be articulate it means that you pronounce every word properly and clearly throughout. Though he might have been monotone it was easy to catch everything that he was sharing with the audience and follow along with his stories. He also showed the crowed he was invested by the use of non-verbal skills such as, eye contact, hand gestures, and stance. These characteristics show us that not only is the speaker confident, he cares. He wants to incorporate the crowed to the presentation by gesturing between us and the slides he had provided. I believe nonverbal cuesare very important and can really help build a speech or presentation. Rather than being a distraction of swaying back and forth or losing interest from a speaker staying in one spot the entire time, the speaker was able to move around appropriately without ever having to turn his back to use to read a slide. Overall, this presentation may not have been that great or interesting to other individuals but I found it to be very informative. Not only was I able to learn about cultural differences I wasalso able to use the information I have learned through the semester to analyze and critique this speaker. I found this assignment to be very interesting because it shows public speaking doesn’t come with age it comes with experience and practice and I am very thankful I have taken this course to be more self-aware of my own speaking skills.