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Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 3
a month ago
If you haven't already read Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 1 and Part 2, click on the links to read an analysis of the first nine candidates from Iowa's political speed dating rounds. This series looks at what stood out to me the most, and how they decided to best use their five minutes. Tone, body language, vocabulary, charisma, these are the things that make or break a quick, and sometimes first, impression. Using my experience as a teacher of Oracy, and my passion for Am...
Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 2
a month ago
If you haven't already read Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 1, click on the link to read an analysis of the first four candidates from Iowa's political speed dating rounds. This series looks at what stood out to me the most, and how they decided to best use their five minutes. Tone, body language, vocabulary, charisma, these are the things that make or break a quick, and sometimes first impression. Using my experience as a teacher of Oracy, and my passion for American politi...
Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 1
a month ago
In Iowa this weekend we were graced with the opportunity to watch many of the Democratic candidates pitch their views, and more importantly their personalities, on stage in a brief five minute speech. Think of it as presidential candidate speed-dating for the voters. What stood out to me the most was they way they decided to use their five minutes. Tone, body language, vocabulary, charisma, these are the things that make or break a quick, and sometimes first, impression. Using my experience as a...