CHAPTER 6

The Public Speaking Kaleidoscope

Putting It All Together

Chapters 1 and 2 gave us a multifaceted perspective on why some speeches are more impactful than others. In Chapter 3, 4, and 5, we outlined three theoretical lenses of public speaking. In this chapter, these lenses will be combined to create the kaleidoscope. This will help provide understanding of the effectiveness of particular speeches and strategies for creating speeches with maximum impact.

The Public Speaking Kaleidoscope

The Public Speaking Kaleidoscope has three lenses as shown in Figure 6.1. The first lens is from the theory of communication, which focuses on sharing with an audience. The second lens is taken from the theory of persuasion and focuses on bringing a

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