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Throughout history great orators have been able to capture a shift in the zeitgeist, and tap into an audience’s emotions. Speeches by John. F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill are considered among the greatest speeches of all time; but what made their speeches greater than the sum of their parts - and how did their structure and delivery manage to strike a chord that continues to resonate with people today? With contributions from Tony Blair’s ex speech writer Simon Lancaster and Tom Clark Editor of historic 20th Century speeches, this audio collection explores the methods and techniques used in great speeches that have allowed them to stand the test of time.

This material forms part of The Open University course A150 Voices and Texts

What makes a great speech? - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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Throughout history great orators have been able to capture a shift in the zeitgeist, and tap into an audience’s emotions. Speeches by John. F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill are considered among the greatest speeches of all time; but what made their speeches greater than the sum of their parts - and how did their structure and delivery manage to strike a chord that continues to resonate with people today? With contributions from Tony Blair’s ex speech writer Simon Lancaster and Tom Clark Editor of historic 20th Century speeches, this audio collection explores the methods and techniques used in great speeches that have allowed them to stand the test of time.

This material forms part of The Open University course A150 Voices and Texts

    Rhetoric

    Rhetoric

    Simon Lancaster and Tom Clark touch upon the history of speeches

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Rhetoric

    Transcript -- Rhetoric

    Simon Lancaster and Tom Clark touch upon the history of speeches

    Historical context

    Historical context

    Capturing a moment in history

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Historical context

    Transcript -- Historical context

    Capturing a moment in history

    Metaphor and contrast

    Metaphor and contrast

    Techniques used to enhance a speech

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Metaphor and contrast

    Transcript -- Metaphor and contrast

    Techniques used to enhance a speech

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