Go to TED.com and watch two speeches: one persuasive and one informative. Write a 2-3 page paper comparing and contrasting the two presentations and speakers. Be sure
to include the TED speech titles and speakers′ names in your paper. ◦STEP 1: Compare and contrast the presentation skills of both speakers: ◾What presentation skills did
the presenters have? What skills could they use work on? ◾Which speaker was more effective? Why? ◦STEP 2: For the informative presentation, answer the following: ◾What
was the speech topic? ◾How was the presentation structured, i.e. Topical, Chronological, Spatial, etc.? ◾What did you learn about the topic that you did not know before
the speech? Is that knowledge useful to you? Why? ◦STEP 3: For the persuasive presentation, answer the following: ◾What is the thesis or main idea of the speech? ◾Does
the speaker persuade you to agree with their point of view and/or to take the action they desire? How? ◦STEP 4: How well did you listen, answer the following: ◾How well
did you listen for content? ◾Did the speech hold your attention? Why or why not? ◾Identify one specific technique from this week’s readings, which you could cultivate to
improve your listening skills. Your paper should be in APA format, with both in-text citations and references. USE TWO REFERENCES 1) TED.COM 2) Cooperman, S. (2015).
Public Speaking: the Evolving Art (3nd Ed.).