Description The elements of story can be bold or boring, factual or fiction, and may give rise to a call for action or may leave a listener uninterested and disengaged. Speeches are one form of storytelling where a listener is engaged through sight, sound, and context inherent in the power of “pull.” To Prepare Review the Learning Resources. Consider at least two (2) speeches (other than Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mandela) from the websites listed in your Learning Resources. BY DAY 3 Post an evaluation of the purpose, the context, and the words, phrases, metaphors, and symbols that you felt were particularly effective in their stories. REQUIRED READINGS Simmons, A. (2006). The story factor: Inspiration, influence, and persuasion through the art of storytelling (2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Perseus. Chapter 4, “How to Tell a Good Story” (pp. 83–104) Chapter 6, “Sound Bite or Epic?” (pp. 133–156) Chapter 9, “Storyteller’s Dos and Don’ts” (pp. 199–218) REQUIRED MEDIA American Rhetoric. (2015). Top 100 speeches. Retrieved from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall…. Website: The History Place. (2015). Great speeches collection. Retrieved from http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/previous.htm Website: Nobelprize.org. (2015). Nobel Prizes and Laureates. Retrieved from http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/ Website: United Nations Department of Political Affairs. (2014). Speeches and statements. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/undpa/speeches-statements Website: United Nations Peacekeeping. (2015). Speeches and statements. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/news/statements….
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