Discussed will be the effective presentations of two videos; the first video is about Healthcare Reform, the second is about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For each video, discussed will be the three parts of the Rhetorical Triangle (speaker, audience, and situation) and the relationship between each element. Explained will be why each element was successful or not successful in each presentation. The two videos will be compared and contrasted, as well as examples, as to why one video presentation was more effective than the other.
The presentation for the Healthcare Reform and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were found on you tube. The Rhetorical Triangle (speaker, audience, and situation) for Healthcare Reform presentation starts with the speaker; in this video they had numerous doctors relaying the purpose of the presentation. Each doctor spoke about how Government run healthcare would be so much better for all Americans. Jim King, MD said plain and simple; “that he spends forty percent of his time away from his patients dealing with insurance companies, such as getting pre-approvals for a procedure that a patient needs”. (Heel Health Care Now , 2009)
Each doctor explained how Government run healthcare would benefit Americans by allowing the doctors to spend more time with a patient; they believe that there will be less red tape and hoops to jump though. Dealing with one office would save a lot of time for doctors. Insurance companies charge an outrageous amount of money for a healthcare policy, and the patients get less coverage each year, and/or have an increase in the monthly premium.
According to Ted Epperly, ‘the magic of medicine is the relationship between the health care provider, the personal physician, and the patient”. (Heel Health Care Now, 2009) With Healthcare Reform the patient will still have a choice of what plan they want or they can choose to stay with the one they have in place. Lori Heim, MD, said that...