Fire it Up! the Power of Public Speaking

This is a great little story from that tremendous orator, Barack Obama. Shortly before the US presidential election, he delivered this speech and it serves two great purposes for us: it is a masterclass in using storytelling in your speech.

Watch his use of body language, vocal variation and timing particularly. If that isn’t enough for you, look for his masterful use of narrative to hold the attention of his audience throughout and deliver a powerful message by using the tricolon technique.

Author: Ash Mashhadi

Ash Mashhadi is co-Founder of the Inspiration Zone. He is also co-Founder of the successful website InPlymouth.com and Partner in the highly successful web design and social media consultancy Design Inspiration. Ash is a popular and lively speaker and frequently trains and mentors owners of small and medium-sized businesses. He is often called The Inspiration Guy, and if you want to discover why, just talk to him.

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