Reflection on presentation

Reflection on presentation





Part A

The various communities globally in most learning institutions perhaps do value the democratic forms of communication. Ideally, the issue about intercultural rhetoric and the affairs of the public is discussed in the Jeffersonian style and perhaps on how to do an inclusive communication (Rollins, 2005). I will say that intercultural rhetoric is a rhetoric that allows multiple discursive forms, speech, and imagery, able to draw various discursive political that is constructive rather than instrumental, and perhaps not leadership oriented. Moreover, the type of communication uses a range of communication forms like the audio, gestures, written and visual perhaps to engage with the preferred of the various communities exhibiting diverse cultures. The goal of the presentation is not to about convincing people but rather to make them have responsibilities and think for themselves (Schoen, 2012).

Part B

The film has shown much literation of notions, and the expression and the illustrations are very much overwhelming to the viewers. The plot created by the movie ‘’Thank you for smoking’’ is quite overwhelming and the same way the presentation will stand, Therefore, the display will use various styles to ensure inclusive and democratic communication. Perhaps, the host will make sure that there is a great slideshow to incorporate the visual learners and to pass the message in a simple and a clear argument.

Secondly, the written presentation on the screen will help the students who are speaking English to have a follow up of the debate without any problem. This will help the students to stay in touch with the presentation debate with the others who are fluent and can listen well to the sound rhetoric (Olivier, 2007). Third, the presentation might have the theater introduction that will capture the mind of the students and the people watching the presentation. This will be done by deploying the idea and the character traits of the main actor Naylor by making the presentation much on him. In addition to these, the group in the presentation will elaborate on the filmmaker’s idea of the main actor on the primary role or rather an issue with the subject of tobacco smoking. The presentation will also cling mostly on the funny part of the film to make the presentation lively and full of life than the other presentation that is rather with too much on the learning points. The humor part will assist in making the points cling on the viewer’s mind and again make them flow with the presentation. 

Moreover, the host wants to summarize everything the spoke about with the inclusive of the most important points in a more precise and elaborative language to make sure that everyone gets the chunk of the information at home and without complaints (Shaffer, 2009). The students who are unable to follow or understand the complex language or the presentation style will be given an alternative means. The parody technique that will be used mostly in the presentation will have the arguments, and the position of the group explained in details later on before the end of the presentation. However, the presentation has helped the team and me to understand what is needed to make the presentation lively mostly to the audience especially in the university platform. The presentation has transformed my ideas and thoughts (Reitman, 2006).


Schoen, M. (2012). The rhetoric of the thirstland: Discourse and Democracy in Botswana (Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University).

Rollins, B. (2005). The ethics of epideictic rhetoric: Addressing the problem of presence through Derrida’s funeral orations. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 35(1), 5-23.

Reitman, J. (Director). (2006). Thank you for smoking [Motion picture].

Shaffer, M. M. (2009). Journalism in the Spotlight: An analysis of Hollywood’s portrayal of the journalist in American films.

Olivier, B. (2007). Pseudo-communication and the return of the sophist: Thank you for smoking, at first sight. Communication, 33(2), 45-62.