The Great Debaters
You will watch the film, The Great Debaters, in its entirety and follow the instructions below. The film can be accessed by copying and pasting the following link in your browser: The Great Debaters 2007 Full Movie (Links to an external site.)
Although you can learn several lessons from watching The Great Debaters, you are going to focus on what helps a person defend their position in a business setting. In the movie, you observed the main characters engaged in debate. By examining what made them effective, you can also learn how to be an effective communicator in a business setting. The following questions center around the generic elements of an effective persuasive speech. All of these elements were present in the speeches delivered in the movie.
Please type your answers in a Word document. Each answer must be at least 100 words.
performed research? If so, what types of sources did they use?
effectively. Defend your position.
the debaters build their credibility?
they show their conviction with phrases such as “we must” or “we will?” Which do you think is most effective? Why?
would the elements for effective speech demonstrated in the movie help you?