Identifying Values and Interests Audience Analysis

This discussion asks about values and interests to help us with an audience analysis. It’s very important to understand your audience before speaking to them, so you are able to connect with them and help adapt your speech to fit the audience. These answers will help us get to know one another so we can adapt our speeches to our audience.

1. The Best Buddy list. 

Imagine you were going to pick a best friend which top three of these values are most important to you in a friend? Which would you look for? Click “create thread” and type the top three values and why you chose them.

Ambitious

Broadminded

Capable

Cheerful

Honest

Happy

Courageous

Helpful

Independent

Intellectual

Polite

Responsible

2. The Ideal Life list:

Imagine you could control the outcome of your life. Which of the following represent the top three things you want most out of life? Type the top 3 and briefly explain your reasoning. 

Comfortable life

Exciting life

Sense of accomplishment

Beauty

Peace

Equality

Family Security

Inner Harmony

Mature love

National security

Self respect

Social recognition

3. The Personal Decathlon list. A decathlon is a track and field event made up of 10 events. Imagine we were all entering a personal decathlon. What events would you win? List 5-10 things you are really, really good at so that if you entered a competition, you’d win at that. For example, my list might include:

Sarcastic/witty comments

The Office trivia

Improvising