Who are your favorite, most eloquent, and charismatic speakers?
Who ranks, in your opinion, as the best among speakers of our time, in any area or profession? Mine are President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bill Clinton.
Sir Humphrey Appleby definitely has a lot to teach us about the art of speaking
I'd prefer Hitler to Obama...at least Hitler was honest about the evil things he intended to do.
I have to go with Dr. King on this one. No matter how many times I watch his speeches, I always get a little misty with emotion.
Definitely King, Obama and Clinton (Clinton's latest convention speech was masterful); I don't generally think of Hillary as a masterful speaker, but I sure liked the way she kicked that senator's butt in the hearing on Benghazi the other day. You may be too young to remember her, but Barbara Jordan of Texas was a very compelling speaker; we lost her too soon. Mario Cuomo has had his moments, surely.
Also, Robert Kennedy. His rhetoric wasn't what got me on his side, though. Someone made the remark that he sounded like Bugs Bunny, and he replied, "I don't sound like Bugs Bunny; Bugs Bunny sounds like me." I thought, he can laugh at himself; good!
Thanks for your answers, AMFredenburg. Funny about RFK :-)
Thank you for your Best Answer vote, janshares. You always ask such good questions!
Bill Clinton is undoubtedly my favorite because he is so unbelievably intelligent and is able to get his message across in clear, understandable ways. He may be a flawed human being, but as a speaker, he is unequaled.
There are two people who come to mind: Paul Washer and Larry Burkett. Paul Washer is a preacher and Larry Burkett had a christian ministry on how to get out of debt and handle money according to the principles of the bible. Both are spectacular speakers, extremely eloquent, excellent communicators where you sit on the edge of your seat, because what they said has so much meaning and not a bunch of hot air. Unfortunately Larry Burkett passed on in 2003. He is home now of course but I miss hearing him speak.
Bill Clinton is the most gifted public speaker I've ever heard. Obama is almost as good. MLK was before my time, but I've heard recordings of him of course. He was very eloquent as well.
by Stacie L 8 years ago
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by FOOFOO GUY 10 years ago
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by ladyjane1 10 years ago
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by Jack Lee 3 years ago
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