Analyses of Speeches

Below you will find several speeches that I have analyzed, in whole or in part. To see a particular speech and read the analysis, just click the photograph of the relevant speaker.

The speeches have been arranged by speaker in alphabetical order. If you are looking for a particular speaker, you can jump to the relevant letter by clicking on it below.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Bruce Aylward“How we’ll stop polio for good” – TED, March 2011


B

Mark Bezos – “A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter” – TED, March 2011

Shukla Bose – “Teaching one child at a time” – TED, November 2009

Kenneth Branagh – Henry V


C

Alberto Cairo – “There are no scraps of men” – TED, November 2011

George Clooney – Up in the Air

D

Matt Damon Invictus


Phil Davison – Star Country Ohio Treasurer Nomination Speech – 8 September 2010


E

Clint Eastwood – It’s Halftime in America

F

Morgan Freeman Invictus


G

Ed Gavagan – “Drowning on Sullivan Street” – The Moth, December 2007

Ed Gavagan

Elizabeth Gilbert – “Nurturing creativity” – TED, February 2009


H

Philip K. Howard – “Four ways to fix a broken legal system” – TED, February 2010

I

Sorry, no “I” speakers yet.

J

Sorry, no “J” speakers yet.

K

Wolf Kahler – Band of Brothers

William Kamkwamba – “How I harnessed the wind” – TED, July 2009

Daniel Kraft – “A better way to harvest bone marrow” – TED, February 2009


L

Monica Lewinsky – “The price of shame” – TED, March 2015

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Abraham Lincoln – The Gettysburg Address – 19 November 1863

M

Sorry, no “M” speakers yet.

N

Sorry, no “N” speakers yet.

O

Conan O’Brien – Dartmouth College Commencement Address – 12 June 2011


P

Al Pacino Any Given Sunday


Daniel Pink – “The surprising science of motivation” – TED, July 2009

Q

Sorry, no “Q” speakers yet.

R

Sir Ken Robinson – “Schools kill creativity” – TED, February 2006

S


Elif Şafak – “The politics of fiction” – TED, July 2010

Ari Sandel – Oscar Acceptance Speech, 25 February 2007


Kathryn Schulz – “Being wrong” – TED, March 2011

Jake Shimabukuro – “Bohemian Rhapsody” – TED, February 2010

Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness


T

Sorry, no “T” speakers yet.

U

Sorry, no “U” speakers yet.

V

Sorry, no “V” speakers yet.

W

Sorry, no “W” speakers yet.

X

Sorry, no “X” speakers yet.

Y

Sorry, no “Y” speakers yet.

Z

Sorry, no “Z” speakers yet.