To start off, I think David had a great audience analysis technique. It was said in the bookthat “audience analysis occurs before, during, and after a presentation” (Nelson, Titsworth & Pearson, 2013, p. 64). It is not arguable that he did, just that. He had a microphone because he was prepared for the size of the audience. He also made his PowerPoint large enough for everyone to see. He walked around the room, which I personally think is very effective when youhave a huge audience because he can, then, engage with all of his audience.
Harmon 2Another technique I thought he did really, well were his visual aids. Not only were his slides big enough for everyone to see, he also included pictures that took us back to that exact day, as if he were experiencing it with hm. These pictures were, obviously, his own. I have never seen these pictures before and I am actually, very interested in learning about the 9/11 attack, so Ihave a little, background on what it was and what pictures are most popular. According to the book, “visual aids are any observable resources used to enhance, explain, or supplement the presenter’s message” (Nelson, Titsworth & Pearson, 2013, p. 197). These pictures in the PowerPoint gave an emotional appeal to me, and I am sure, a large portion of the audience. One last thing that I thought he did well was his choice of words. “Knowledge of semantics”, according to the book, is “the study of how words come to have meaning” (Nelson, Titsworth & Pearson, 2013, p. 176). The way he said his words, made everyone feel some sort of