Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Inspire like Obama?

Can we learn something about public speaking from Barack Obama? Carmine Gallo, pictured to the right, thinks so and he has written an interesting article for

He outlines 4 techniques...
1) Hold out hope

2) Use Rhetorical devices such as ...
a) Parallel structure
b) Alliteration
c) Rich Imagery

3) Exude Confident Body Language

4) Use Dynamic Vocal Delivery such as...
[hmm.... sounds alot like "vocal variety"]
a) Pacing
b) Volume
c) Pauses
While some of the suggestions sound similar to Toastmasters programs... Carmine also has insights that can take your speaking to a new level!
It is not too early to start planning your contest speech for the Fall '08 contests !

Carmine Gallo, a business communications coach and Emmy-Award winning former TV journalist, is the author of Fire Them Up! and 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Business Communicators.

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