paulzheng wrote: JR8 wrote: Eau2011 wrote:
Paul, I guess he has a team who helps him with connecting people.
Do you think Obama did the job himself on internet during the election?
I was watching Obama the other night giving a speech about Libya, and it struck me what a poor communicator he is. He has to look down at notes for every sentence and so what he was saying was unnaturally stilited and parsed into chunks. It seemed really awkward.
Refer exhibit #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe_nJRpaNl4
Now, if you want to see oratory skills have a look at this. This is Daniel Hannan MEP (Member of the European Parliament) brutally and yet eloquently tearing former UK prime-minister Gordon Brown a new one! Enjoy!
Refer exhibit #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs
Thanks for your sharing, the damiel hannan 's speech is really awesome.
If you go to CCTV, you even have very little chance to hear the chinese leader to speak. In most case, the voice is replaced by the TV broadcaster.
Quite something isn't it!? He really sticks it to him!
this was back when everyone was utterly sick and tired of Brown and just wanted him out, so that speech really hit a chord with people, plus we are not used to hearing politicians speak with such eloquence so people were a bit 'holy cow, where did that come from!?'. Still though you see Brown sitting there taking notes, grinning ear to ear.... jeez, that speech must have made him die a little I think.
To me it is powerful on two levels. The detailed content, the points well made, and the totality of it as a complete (as in 'whole') 3 minute hatchet job on Brown's character.
I went to the CCTV link, but pardon my ignorance I don't know which if any links to follow
It seems strange that you don't get to hear your leaders voice, though that said in the 'west' we do, and we are usuallly sick and tired of what we hear!