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60 Second Summary: Barack Obama's MasterClass in Speaking

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Regardless of your political standpoint: there is no denying that the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama, is a influential public speaker.

Being one of the greatest orators in our times, his speeches artfully blend his key message with a mixture of personal anecdotes and stories, gratitude and humility.

But what are the most important things he can teach speakers?

In an article for Forbes, Carmine Gallo, examines what public speakers can learn from one of the world’s best orators. Gallo narrows down the three things that makes Obama a powerful speaker.

We’ve summarized the article visually, highlighting the main ideas.

See this on the SpeakerHub blog.

http://speakerhub.com/blog/barack-obama-masterclass-speaking

60 Second Summary: Barack Obama's MasterClass in Speaking

  1. 1. A MASTER CLASS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING PUBLISHED BY FORBES SUMMARIZED BY SPEAKERHUB WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM BARACK OBAMA:
  2. 2. Obama is a gifted speaker who has something to teach all leaders in business and politics, regardless of their political opinions. WWW. SPEAKERHUB.COM
  3. 3. BUT 3 TECHNIQUES IN PARTICULAR EASTWAY UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES WWW. SPEAKERHUB.COM Obama uses a number of rhetorical devices in his speeches Appear to be consistent across all of his speeches.
  4. 4. 1. TRANSCENDENCE WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM
  5. 5. By using concrete and tangible language, Barack Obama can transport us to another place and actually paint a portrait that we can see in our minds’ eye. Your audience demands specificity. Use concrete examples and always answer the question, “Why should I care?" WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM
  6. 6. WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM 2. REPETITION
  7. 7. Repetition used artfully helps to clearly emphasize one idea and make it memorable. Obama likes to group ideas into sets of three. Don’t offer up too many things to remember. Three is a much more powerful number, and easier to remember. WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM
  8. 8. 3. GESTURES WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM
  9. 9. T h e g e s t u r e s r e f l e c t t h e c l a r i t y o f t h e i r t h i n k i n g a n d a c t u a l l y g i v e s t h e a u d i e n c e c o n f i d e n c e i n t h e i r l e a d e r s h i p . P r e s i d e n t O b a m a u s e s g e s t u r e s t o p u n c t u a t e n e a r l y e v e r y s e n t e n c e . WWW.SPEAKERHUB.COM
  10. 10. BARACK OBAMA FORBES INSPIRED BY ARTICLE BY VISUALIZED BY SPEAKERHUB ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY FORBES ON NOV 20, 2012 GET MORE SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES: www. .com

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