The Winning Voice

Category Archive - Politics

Here’s what you can learn from A. Lincoln’s oratory

Much has been said and written about the oratory and leadership skill of Abraham Lincoln. Still, Lincoln’s speaking and approach to leading are worth revisiting. His speaking and his leading approaches are timeless – and are guideposts, as you progress along the path to becoming a better speaker, presenter and leader. Here are Comments about Lincoln from his contemporaries. These comments particularly resonated with me:

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Month of the Orator

During the month of August, the following orators were born: Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769), Frederick Douglass (11 August 1841) Fidel Castro (13 August 1927) Bill Clinton (19 August 1946) and Barack Obama (4 August 1961). On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ‘I have a dream’ speech.

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Trump v Clinton, May 2016

  In May 2016, I had written the below post on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Throughout the last year, I’ve often been asked for my thoughts on President Trump. I thought you might be interested in reading/re-reading this prior post. +++++++++++++++++++ What type of leaders are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – based on their spoken messages, style, look and body language? Is there anything they need to do…

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How I channeled Obama

In October this year, for Nine Network Australia, I gave body language and speech analysis of the third Donald Trump v Hillary Clinton, U.S. presidential debate. Let me elaborate on my preparation, for a live to air interview, with presenter Karl Stefanovic.

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Debate Three – Clinton 8, Trump 7

Leaving aside the value of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s policies in their third US Presidential debate, and rating their body language, speech, manner and presence consistent with an inspiring, visionary, competent leader of state – I gave Hillary Clinton, 8 out of 10 Donald Trump, 7 out of 10   Here is a link to my Network Nine Australia, live analysis with accompanying video grabs, and my interview with…

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Obama’s 9/10, Q&A response

How would you handle a tough question? Below is a video clip of Barack Obama handling a tough, loaded question from a Fox News reporter –  and my analysis of the clip. This was a 9/10 performance.

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Measured Clinton beats Bombastic Trump

Leaving aside who won the battle of the ideas, in the first Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton debate, the person who won the battle of the body language, speaking, presence, and manner – consistent with an inspiring, visionary and competent leader of state – was Hillary Clinton. I scored: Hillary Clinton, 8 out of 10       Donald Trump, 6.5 out of 10 These are the key reasons for…

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Trump v Clinton – body language & speech analysis

What type of leaders are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – based on their spoken messages, style, look and body language? Is there anything they need to do to win over voters? When voters make judgements on whom to vote for, they ask themselves questions such as: ‘Do I like the candidate?, Do I trust the candidate?, Can I emotionally identify with the candidate?, Does the candidate have integrity?, Does…

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8/10 for Morrison’s budget speech delivery

Scott Morrison delivered a credible performance in his Budget speech last night. Here is the link to the footage  Leaving aside the value of his ideas, from watching the opening and closing of the speech, I rate Morrison’s performance as 8/10 – against the benchmark of a credible, visionary, inspiring Treasurer of state

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