Greetings, beautiful readers! I’ve been working on a great summer project for the past few weeks: a new series of Pop-Up Rhetoric videos based on the speech analyses I did for The Handy Communication Answer Book.
Pop-Up Rhetoric is a fun look at the mechanics of speeches, advertisements, debates, and other public communication by flagging different rhetorical strategies as they are being spoken. It’s a great way to learn how to be more strategic when communicating, and helps us think more critically about the things we hear.
There are four videos in total in this special series-within-the-series, and I’ll be releasing a new one on YouTube (and here, of course) each week throughout July.
The first Pop-Up Rhetoric video gets into Winston Churchill’s famous “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” speech. Specifically, we’re going to explore the different word play devices he uses in the peroration to really work our emotions.
I hope you enjoy the video. Please like the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on all my videos (plus, it encourages me to make more video content for you)!
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