Speech is a powerful tool that can be used to persuade, defend, communicate, manipulate, and more. Either the words being spoken, the tone and enthusiasm that they're spoken with, or both can be used to intrigue listeners. Politicians often use strategies to gain support of those who won't necessarily agree with the actual words being spoken. Poets, on the other hand, may convince readers without spoken word and simply through the elegance of their writing. Slam poetry, however, is arguably the most influential form of speech. When talented speakers convey powerful language, they seem to create the most impact. This blog will explore the influences of speeches in shaping history; specifically, the significance of poetry in bringing about change.
Questions being discussed in this blog...
What characteristics do persuasive speakers have? How has speech influence the course of history? How do politicians use speech to convey ideas and gain support? How has poetry been used to bring about change? Is speech a more powerful weapon than those that kill?
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Final Website Outline
This week I continued to make finalizations on the content of the website. I have not yet begun to make the website, but I have a solid plan for the set up. I will be meeting with Silas in about a week and a half, however next week I'll be beginning on my own. I have family members who will help me with the first steps and I have some background knowledge myself as well. I've drafted out in detail the actual content of the website and will look to Silas to help make it all go as planned. Additionally, I've been in touch with Rick via email just to check in and run ideas past him. He's always willing to read through an writing that I do for the website. It's been helpful, because I'm not great at editing my own work! During the coming week I'll be doing slightly less work and enjoying the vacation, but starting next Sunday, I'll be right back at it!