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Chapter 6. Fun with SPAM > Method - Pg. 44

Fun with SPAM 44 Class Act Although situation, purpose, audience, and method were presented in a specific sequence, you don't have to analyze each element in this order. For example, in some public speaking situations, you might first analyze your audience and then the purpose and situation. Or, if you're assigned a set topic with a specific purpose (a sales speech, for example), you're best starting with purpose. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Which methods best fit my situation? ________________________________________________________________ Which methods best fit my purpose? ________________________________________________________________ Which methods best fit my audience? ________________________________________________________________ Which methods could be combined for a better effect? ________________________________________________________________ Which public speaking methods am I most comfortable with? Why? ________________________________________________________________ Hammer It Home Carrie Chapman Catt delivered the following speech in 1915 to sway legislators to grant women the right to vote. In the following excerpt, notice how she uses repetition to get her point firmly across. (Hint: Watch the phrases that are capitalized.) DO YOU KNOW that the question of votes for women is one which is commanding the attention of the whole civilized world? DO YOU KNOW that the women of New Zealand and the women of Australia possess all the political rights accorded to men? DO YOU KNOW that the women of Finland vote in all elections upon the same terms as men, and that since their enfranchisement in 1906, from 16 to 25 have been elected to the different Parliaments? DO YOU KNOW that in Norway all women have the full Parliamentary vote, and that in 1910 one woman sat in the Norwegian Parliament, and that numbers of women are serving as mem- bers and alternates to city councils? DO YOU KNOW that the women of Iceland have the full Parliamentary franchise and that since 1902 one-fourth of the members of the council of the capital city have been women? DO YOU KNOW that in Sweden women have had some measure of suffrage since the eight- eenth century? DO YOU KNOW that in Denmark all women who pay taxes and the wives of men who pay taxes were given the municipal franchise in 1908? DO YOU KNOW that in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales women vote in all elections except for members of Parliament; that they are eligible and have been elected to office as mayors and members of city and county councils; and that on the Isle of Man women who pay rent or taxes can vote for members of the Manx Parliament?