Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Once More Into The Breach, Dear Friends

Kerry doesn't make eye contact. The arm movements are stiff. He bounces about behind the podium like the Swedish chef.

Bush has a more natural stage presence, but when he speaks he seems only inches away from panic and collapse. He talks gibberish and flunks his punch-lines.

Few public figures have any talent for public speaking. I find it odd. You'd think it was a core skill and that they'd work at it.

Look at the Queen. We pay her millions to open things and make gracious speeches, but she's as rubbish at it now as she was fifty years ago; no empathy, no wit, no warmth. She's been doing it for a life-time and she still puts on the reading glasses and hides behind a script.

When a real communicator comes along- a Churchill, a Reagan, a Clinton- we're amazed. O look, a politician who's good at the job, a leader who can lead. What a prodigy!
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