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Critique "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch
Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who died at the age of 47 on July 25, 2008. His "lecture" has been a topic of conversation and inspiration since he gave it in 2007. Watch it at: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/
After watching the entire talk, write a critique on Pausch's presentation style. Your critique should include his presentation method, message, personal characteristics, audience analysis, appearance, physical actions, excitement, and his use of visuals. Include what you think he did well and if there is anything he could have done better. Submit your critique as a short report. You must divide your report into easy-to-read sections with bolded headings for each area you are critiquing. Book: Business Communication: Connecting in a Digital World, by Rentz, Flatley and Lentz, 12th edition, McGraw-HIll.

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This document provides a critique of Randy Pausch’s last lecture titled: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. Overall, it was a powerful and inspiring hour-plus lecture that reminisces on a well lived life and provides advice about how to achieve dreams, to inspire dreams in others, find people who can help, and act in ways that make these people want to help.

PRESENTATION METHOD: EXTEMPORANEOUS, BUT WITH STRUCTURE AND PLANNING
Randy’s presentation method is extemporaneous and seems relaxed and natural, but it is obvious that he had a clear set of messages he wanted to convey, a path of thought and logic though which he wanted to take the audience, and both anecdotes and visuals to emphasize and reinforce his points along the way....

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