Analyses of Speeches

Below you will find several analyses of speeches, in whole or in part. To see a particular speech and read the analysis, 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. I hope you find these analyses of speeches helpful.

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Bruce Aylward

B

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Mark Bezos

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Shukla Boze

Kenneth Branagh – Henry V

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Kenneth Branagh in Henry V

C

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Alberto Cairo

George Clooney – Up in the Air

Public speaking analysis of a speech by George Clooney in Up in the Air

D

Matt Damon Invictus

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Matt Damon in Invictus

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Phil Davison

E

Clint Eastwood – It’s Halftime in America

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Clint Eastwood

F

Morgan Freeman Invictus

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Morgan Freeman in Invictus

G

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Ed Gavagan

Dan Gilbert – “The surprising science of happiness” – TED, February 2004

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Dan Gilbert

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Elizabeth Gilbert

Stan Grant – Debate on Racism in Australia – 2015

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Stan Grant

H

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Philip K. Howard

I

Sorry, no “I” speakers yet.

J

Sorry, no “J” speakers yet.

K

Wolf Kahler – Band of Brothers

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Wolf Kahler in Band of Brothers

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by William Kamkwamba

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Daniel Kraft

L

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Monica Lewinsky

Abraham Lincoln – The Gettysburg Address – 19 November 1863

Public speaking analysis of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

M

Sorry, no “M” speakers yet.

N

Sorry, no “N” speakers yet.

O

Barack Obama – Speech on Gun Control – 5 January 2016

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Barack Obama

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Conan O'Brien

P

Al Pacino Any Given Sunday

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Daniel Pink

Andy Puddicomber – “All it takes is 10 mindful minutes” – TED, November 2012

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Andy Puddicombe

Q

Sorry, no “Q” speakers yet.

R

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Ken Robinson

S

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Elif Şafak

Ari Sandel – Oscar Acceptance Speech, 25 February 2007

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Ari Sandel

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

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Kathryn Schulz

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

Public speaking analysis of a ukulele performance by Jake Shimabukuro

Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness

T

Sorry, no “T” speakers yet.

U

Sorry, no “U” speakers yet.

V

Sorry, no “V” speakers yet.

W

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Award Speech – January 2018

Public speaking analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

X

Sorry, no “X” speakers yet.

Y

Sorry, no “Y” speakers yet.

Z

Sorry, no “Z” speakers yet.

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