Barack Obama’s knack for impeccable stage presence and dynamic speaking certainly didn’t hurt him in 2008. Proof that powerful oratory can both propel someone’s platform, as well as downplay (eclipse) any inadequacies.
Enter Bert Decker’s Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2008. Okay, so the post is about two weeks old. Archaic in internet standards, but the information is timeless. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve gone back over the names populating both lists, hashing through the why’s and why not’s of those who made (and didn’t make) the cut. I’m a speaker, and I train speakers, which, in part fuels my intrigue. Still, don’t you find it fascinating? Take two people equally skilled for a task, and the one who can command her audience through stage presence and powerful communication will almost always take the cake. This is HUGE. Especially with our current economic and unemployment temperature, it’s never been more important to find a professional edge. And you do this, in large part, by becoming an incredible communicator.
It’s no secret I believe in what I do. Ken Davis’ Dynamic Communicators Workshops topped my list of life-changing experiences long before I became a part of the team. And reading an article like Decker’s post? Well, it makes me even more passionate about what I do. Whether you’re in a secular or ministry profession, we need people like you to lead us with excellence. We need communicators who can offer hope with power and focus. To be frank, we need truth-proclaimers who can change the world by becoming “Barack Obamas” in the middle of their calling.
Do you dare?
(If you’re already speaking, or feel the tug to consider doing it, the Professional Communicators Summit is coming up March 12-14. It’s half price right now, which is crazy. I HIGHLY recommend this for any speaker, entertainer, or artist in need of a little help developing a business and marketing strategy. And who doesn’t need a boost in this area? For more info, go to the DCW Summit page HERE. Yes, I’ll be there, as well as Ken Davis, Danny de Armas, Michael Hyatt, Randy Elrod and others.)
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Love your new blog layout!