COMM12033 Speech and Script Week 2 module Activities

Figure 1: Aussie Sheila Source: (n.d.)

Response to Australian accent article

The argument against it is that it is undereducated, bred out of carelessness and ignorance. Whereas the argument for it is that it is as good as any other accent and should be accepted. I would not accept this article per se, I would debate in on several statements/depictions. Such as whether this article is biased, whether it has listed facts and has sources to back up what it is saying.


Response to YouTube (Nick Vujicic)

Seems very upbeat, bright personal stories which make the audience very comfortable with lots of laughs. I actually laughed quite a lot, I actually enjoyed it so much that I wanted to watch more parts. His jokes, his personal stories involving audiences, the way he speaks and his accent. Getting into part 3/11 brought out some personal experiences and really touched me on a personal level. He uses props as well. This speech was very inspirational. I have never really wanted to watch a whole speech before I listened to this one.

Optional activity

I couldn’t get into this speech from Martin Luther King. It didn’t connect with me at all. Neither did the Barrack Obama speech as they were too quiet and I felt no personal connection.

The speeches which you can see the personal input are the ones that I really connect with because it is so inspirational to actually see people who’ve actually overcome their personal struggles. This is most likely due to the fact of my own struggles, it is nice to be encouraged with people who’ve actually overcome things/situations.

Activity – Speeches

Before today, the Inauguration address from John F. Kennedy was the only speech from the list that I had heard; however, now I have also heard Kings Speech.


Reflection on – The Kings Speech (movie)

Couldn’t form the sentences that he’s trying to read from. This is in front of anyone, not just speaking in public. He had an anger issue. His stutter was caused by something in his childhood. The scene of swearing with the king was really funny. Living up to expectations can be a hard and frightening experience. To help the “doctor” tried to get the (king) to have faith in his abilities/voice. Work first on tongue twisters, mechanisms to help loosen up. At the end he reads without stuttering too much and the dramatic music helps to add an air to it which gives him authority.

Figure Reference n.d., Aussie sheila, viewed 14 March 2016,

Reference List

Gokadze, I 2013, Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a dream speech, video, 28 August, viewed 14 March 2016,

NmnOp908 2011, Nick Vujicic DVD part 1/11, video, 30 April, viewed 14 March 2016,

The White House 2013, President Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin, video, 19 July, viewed 14 March 2016,


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