Task: View a Ted Talk of your choice and type of a critique using template below. It can either be in outline form, or in narrative form. The length needs to be 7-14 paragraphs (1 ½ to 2 pages) Speaker: Topic:___________________________________________ The 7 categories for critique: Intro: (10) How did the speaker set the mood and establish the theme of the speech? Did the speaker provide ethos at the beginning? Body: (20) Did the speaker have several identifiable main points? Did he/she use proper transitions or signposts? Conclusion: (10) Did the speaker end the speech with a challenge to the audience? Or, did he/she elicit a laugh or a dramatic response from the audience? Did he/she remind the audience of the theme? Did he tell the audience how to get more information? Visual Aids: (10) Were the visual aids used effective? Could the audience see them? Were they clear and concise? Did they create a rhythm? Did they make sense? Delivery: (20) Did the speaker entertain as well as inform? Did the speaker create an energy and a rhythm? Did the speaker have any bad habits that created noise and took away from the speech? Reasoning: (20) Were the facts and figures accurate? Were the arguments valid? Did the speech contain relevant information for the audience? Appeals: (10) How would you describe the appeals for getting the audience on the speakers side? Ethos (justice)? Pathos (emotion)? Logos (logic)? Give the speech an overall grade : (out of 10)
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