Announcement speech

In the US, an announcement speech is the speech that a candidate makes in order to declare that he or she intends to run for a political office (such as the presidency).

An announcement speech is thus meant to inform the nation that the speaker is running for office, and it is also generally used by the speaker to share her political vision. It is also notable that the speaker is in control of the rhetorical situation for an announcement speech, as she can deliver it at a specifically selected time and location to a specifically selected audience.

Since the politician will typically be competing with many other candidates from her own party in this part of the process, it is important that the announcement speech gives a clear presentation of her political agenda, to help the speaker stand out from the crowd and get attention from ...

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