Presidential Public Speaking: A Tale Of Two Extremes

What’s amazing about the US election campaigns so far is, in my opinion, the two extremes we’re experiencing in terms of speech delivery, revealing a battle of style vs. substance at its absolute limits.

On the one hand, we have an orator with the capacity to stir up the emotions of all the delegates in the room. Donald Trump is a master of eliciting fervent passions from individuals who sit at both ends of the love/hate spectrum. It is this ability to divide an audience, while still engaging with them, that could potentially mean his supporters’ emotions will be the overriding factor as they carry their vote to the polling station.

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