Famous Speech Friday: Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention

The Eloquent Woman

All appropriate thoughts for someone looking to be the next First Lady of the United States. The speaker didn't practice, saying she only read the draft once over before delivering it. That meant she was reduced to reading the teleprompter instead of reaching the audience.

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President Obama's speech at Westminster awarded a B-

Max Atkinson

Obama still lacks Reagan's teleprompter mastery Both presidents majored on foreign policy. It's also something of which American communications expert Bert Decker has been very critical over the last few years and his blog on 'Obama, Teleprompters and Authenticity' is well worth a read.

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Will Obama's speech tomorrow match up to Reagan's Westminster masterpiece in 1982?

Max Atkinson

Margaret Thatcher falls for the teleprompter (Autocue) This was apparently the first time that Mrs Thatcher had seen a politician using a teleprompter (still referred to in those days as the 'sincerity machine') and she was impressed enough by what she saw to have a go herself at the Conservative party conference later that year. This is my second visit to Great Britain as President of the United States.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Obama pointed out, for example, that he won primaries in former Confederate states and that he had built a “powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans.&# To achieve the body language that’s effective for you, focus on a single attribute — for example, calm — and practice implementing it in the basic motions of your day, from getting dressed in the morning, to leaving your home for work, to greeting your friends and colleagues.

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