A quick way to ascertain whether a speech delivers its core messages is to cross compare the themes and concepts mentioned in the brief with a quantitative account of the word content. For this, a straightforward word cloud is a useful visual tool. From the following, I am able to gain a quick appreciation of the speech’s emphases. Word frequencies reveal the speech’s focal message(s). “Energy”, “uncertainty”, and “business” are the three most recurring noun terms. This pattern suggests the speech is suitably composed, at least as far as delivery of the central message is concerned. More interestingly, and satisfyingly, the verb “see” appears to be the most recurrent term, which is exactly what I want. The purpose of this speech was to demonstrate that vision, foresight, and perception constitute habits and qualities that convert uncertainty into opportunity.

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