4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech

4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech

Speech Analysis
On January 11th, president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings. He took on several roles: National eulogist, President, mourner, and human being. He spoke for approximately 34 minutes, and his speech built momentum starting with formal praise of each shooting victim, and ending with a very heartfelt and uplifting message. Setting the tone In the first few minutes Obama sets the tone for the speech by saying, “the hopes of a nation are here tonight, we mourn for the fallen. We join you in your grief. We hope that the victims of this tragedy will pull through.” Then he moves into story form recounting the events of that morning. “Sunday morning, Gabby, her staff, and her constituents gathered outside to protest…” Skill…
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I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to provide the best value for readers of this site. I put a lot of time and energy into every post, and my overall philosophy is “Quality and Consistency.” Everything I post must be useful or insightful information that will can help you improve your communication skills (quality), and I will post something every week (consistency). As an aspiring professional speaker myself, I want to learn and improve but also help others improve. If we all communicate better, then the world will not only be a better (and easier to understand) place, but we will all benefit from each other’s growth. I also got inspired by a Steve Pavlina post that talks about continuously creating and delivering value to others. So here…
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