Victory and concession speeches are some of the best places to look for persuasion patterns. They represent the candidate's messaging to their base, as thank-you's for the past and planning for the future come together.
In this two-part episode, we take a look at some of the most persuasive speeches. In part 1, we are breaking down two victory speeches from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz.
Some of what we cover in this episode include:
- Cause and Effect language patterns
- Motivation direction (Pain or Pleasure) of politicians and how that might impact their results
- Personification of ideas
- Nonsensical rhetoric that makes sense only in an emotion-filled moment
- Music as a classically conditioned anchor
- Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have won
- Conservative vs Liberal themes: Defense and assault
- More jobs, more security, and more freedom! (For whom, specifically?)
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