A Competent Communicator

  •                                      President Obama at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem on Thursday (Jan. 19 ...

I have chosen President Barack Obama as my model representing an effective communicator. Read on as I express why I have chosen him. When I listen to President Obama deliver any message, I do not just hear just words. I watch “body language.” I see penetrating eyes, conviction, confidence, knowledgeable, and a sense of belief in his articulation of the subject matter. I think President Obama is a competent communicator because he possesses skills that conveys a message that is filled with authority, sincerity and promise in his delivery. These are only a few characteristics of an effective communicator that I one day want to possess.

President Obama connects with the audience. When he speaks he gets the attention of the audience in a manner that he is speaking to each person individually .He know the appropriate time to use humor to address delicate and serious topics.  His eloquent speaking skills along with his wit and being able to relate to the audience is what made him go from an unknown to someone that the public could not get enough of. He has raised the bar for future presidents that run for office.

Many people want to know why President Barack Obama is such a competent communicator.  I think it comes naturally and he is comfortable speaking, therefore he is able to communicate his message and be more persuasive. This is where practice with speaking in general, and the speech in particular, will be most effective. Confidence and belief in the message will come across as convincing. The only way to develop confidence in speaking is to practice at every opportunity. I get very nervous when it is time to speak in public.

I want to emulate President Obama speaking skills. I have learned some significant speaking tips by watching President Barack Obama speak. He is always very familiar with the content of each speech and committed to the message. He shows no sign of doubt that what he is speaking about is the most important thing at the time. The tactics he uses make him seem approachable, real, and believable. A good speaker will come across as very trustworthy. His speeches always start with a friendly joke, often about an on the spot observation. Once he has the crowd in a good mood, he then can make his points and defend them. I try to remember the tactics when speaking to an audience.

Those who are comfortable speaking will be able to better communicate their message and be more persuasive. This is where practice with speaking in general, and the speech in particular, will be most effective. Confidence and belief in the message will come across as convincing. The only way to develop confidence in speaking is to practice at every opportunity. Putting political views aside, it will be hard for anyone to win the presidency over Obama because there is no candidate thus far that has his speaking skills in my opinion.

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3 thoughts on “A Competent Communicator

  1. Birdie,
    you have a chosen a great orator! I think you’re right that President Obama’s ability to speak in public is sound — he has the ability to communicate to his audience the passion and conviction he feels about whatever he is talking to. Once can only imagine that he is the same in interpersonal communication, even when there is no audience. Being able to present a confident front is important in any kind of communication and can instill in families and children a confidence that you know what you’re talking about and that you will help them complete a task.
    GREAT EXAMPLE!

    Shawna Daniels

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  2. Birdie,
    I am an Obama fan too! I agree that he is a wonderful communicator. I would say that the First Lady is also a fabulous communicator, though I have never had first hand conversations with either =) Thank you for sharing! and being an effective communicator like the President is definitely a wonderful goal to have.
    Brandi

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