Speech Analysis: Nancy Duarte on “A Tryst With Destiny”

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Nancy Duarte analyzes Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech “A Tryst With Destiny” using her sparkline structure.  Watch below:

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What great speeches have you watched lately?  Does that speech follow Duarte’s sparkline?

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Visualization of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

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Nancy Duarte examines the Gettysburg Address in her book resonate to show how the speech follows her sparkline.  Lincoln masterfully sails back and forth between what is and what could be, and the finale of his speech culminates in a call to action Duarte calls the “new bliss.”

Chiara Ojeda first introduced me to this amazing visualization of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address when I attended her class discussion on the modes of persuasion.  Ojeda asked her students to analyze the speech while looking closely at pathos and ethos.  Adam Gault created the beautiful, haunting visualization with help from Stefanie Augustine and Carlo Vega.