Why You Should Use Persuasive Rhetoric & Literary Devices In Speeches

all right friends hey welcome back public speaking tip number 20 ho ho this one is good this one is good you want to win a debate you want to convince and persuade your audience you want to get good you want to get really really good public speaking number 20 have fun with your words yeah the last couple of sessions we've been doing a lot about we've talked a lot about writing it the way that you would say it not the way you would read it yeah right your presentation the way that you would say it not the way that you would read it don't do that okay use colorful and descriptive words be clear and concise and listen have fun with your words you know this is one that I love talking about I look talking about having fun so how do we have fun with our words wordplay yeah wordplay that's what I like to call it I like to call it wordplay but professionally professionally they call it rhetoric they call it rhetoric and so what I'm gonna say is learn to use rhetorical devices in your presentation now rhetoric rhetorical devices or rhetoric is the art of effective and persuasive speech right effective it's the art rhetoric is the art of effective and persuasive speech or writing to cause a desire effect to occur in your audience so we're going to use rhetoric or rhetorical devices to influence our audience to act think believe a certain type of thing so that they will behave in a certain type of way okay so you're gonna use certain types of words we have similes we have metaphors we have generations we have triads and I'm not gonna explain all of those to you today okay here's what I want you to do I want you to get the book it's all written in the book I'll give you a brief one write a brief one because you know when you use a simile and similes are great because similes used to compare one thing with something else of a similar nature you know using the words like or as when you know I say the guy he ran down the street like a fireman no no here's a better one he ran down the street like a horse on fire you see the man wasn't really a horse on fire but he ran down the street like a horse on fire he was moving he was smoking oh he was smoking hot and fast similes okay use assembly's use those similes then you have metaphors right metaphors are used to describe occurrences or happenings that you know using words and phrases that aren't literally true metaphors metaphors using words and phrases to describe things that happen in ways that they really didn't happen that way okay they didn't really happen that way you want me to think of a good one to share with you you know when I talk about the guy was so great he walked on water he was great he walked on water and parted the Red Sea you see metaphorically he was good but he really didn't walk on water and he didn't really part the Red Sea now let me these people that really didn't want on water and really did part the Red Sea or maybe it was all just a metaphor I don't know that's not my place not my thing but when you're sharing your stories you want to use similes use those words like ass right like or ass similes use those metaphors compare things the things that they really just couldn't have happened like that that's just unbelievable yeah it's called a metaphor it's part of it's a rhetorical device we're using it to be creative and have fun with our words right another one is try it I love triads I love this and triads is where you utilize things that you group things in in groups of three you know the guy was kind mature and nice kind mature and nice threes threes are magical three is the magic number that was a song when I was growing up tested tried and true triads utilize those triads utilize the Triads and let those work for you you know use the rhetorical devices have fun with your words be creative okay use those alliterations and alliterations is where we use X I just use a couple unintentionally but those were you know the beginnings or endings of your words all sound the same tested tried and true did you that test it tried true alliterations right that's if I got that right if you didn't like the way I explained that leave a comment leave a comment I'll come back and I'll fix it okay but what I really want you to take away from this lesson right here public speaking tip number twenty I want you to have fun with your words use rhetorical devices use rhetorical devices intentionally listen the news media your favorite movie theatres your favorite authors and public speakers they're already using rhetorical devices they even use rhetorical deception what is rhetorical deception and well I can't share everything with you on this video but for instance they'll put a headline above a quote and a picture that leads you to think that someone said something that and if you're smart enough to know that usually a quote goes inside of quotation marks right and so if it's not in quotation marks it's just a statement now they may write the statement and put it above a picture to make you believe that something happened that really didn't happen rhetorical deception they taste this stuff in school if you took the right college courses or if you were lucky enough to go to a high school like the one I went to I had miss Cheney miss Cheney she was an awesome creative writing teacher a creative writing instructor she was a perfect first person to make me believe that I could actually do something like this tell stories share stories write books but not everyone gets the same trend so I want to share with you so that you can use the same tools that the professionals are using rhetorical devices public speaking tip number 20 prince have fun with your words use those rhetorical devices join me on number 21 we're having fun today it's all good I'll talk to you there

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  1. Similes, metaphors, and triads are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to effective public speaking. For personalized presentation coaching, visit: http://www.powerhousemotivations.com/aboutus

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