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Speech Watch

Speech Watch

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Published by Melissa Monson
What to expect from the speakers at the 2012 Republican Convention
What to expect from the speakers at the 2012 Republican Convention

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Published by: Melissa Monson on Aug 26, 2012
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Speech Watch
 
 As an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Calif., I assigned andencouraged my students towatch, listen to and dissect speeches.This was all directedtoward their ending the semester by writing and delivering their own speeches. A well-written speech will have a clear beginning and end and expert use of what Icall 
Regardless of your party affiliation, this week’s Republican Convention provides an
excellent opportunity to see and hear some outstanding speakers. In a presidentialconvention the speeches and speaker messages should support the party platform.The line up of 34+ speakers for the Republicanconvention is impressive with the appearancesacross four nights, although due to limitednetwork TV coverage the public will only beable to view them Tuesday through Thursdayand then only one hour each night. FOX Newscoverage seems like it will be more extensiveand programming can be verifiedthroughwww.foxnews.com/RNC.  Already commentators are reflecting on what the superb lineup of speakers will reveal.Today, Peggy Noonan in her
Wall Street Journal 
column speculated on what we can
expect from some of the speakers. She hopes “That Gov. Chris Christie brin
gs hisGarden State brio, that he is bodacious, funny and pointed, and that people say the
next day, “Man, Obama
-Christie really opened up a can of 
Jersey on him.” 
 
Noonan also muses that Paul Ryan is young and since the voters have already “had a
bad ex
perience with young” that his writers anticipating that will

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