Who are your favorite, most eloquent, and charismatic speakers?

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  1. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 7 years ago

    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.

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  2. Kiera G profile image60
    Kiera Gposted 7 years ago

    Sir Humphrey Appleby definitely has  a lot to teach us about the art of speaking

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Kiera G. I'll be sure to look him up.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I'd prefer Hitler to Obama...at least Hitler was honest about the evil things he intended to do.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Wesman Todd Shaw.

    2. Efficient Admin profile image93
      Efficient Adminposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wesman, I just had to chuckle at your comment, you crack me up.

  4. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Thumbs up for Dr. King

  5. AMFredenburg profile image72
    AMFredenburgposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. AMFredenburg profile image72
      AMFredenburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answers, AMFredenburg. Funny about RFK :-)

    3. AMFredenburg profile image72
      AMFredenburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your Best Answer vote, janshares. You always ask such good questions!

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto, TIMETRAVELER2, absolutely. Thank you for your answer.

  7. greencha profile image73
    greenchaposted 7 years ago

    Undoubtedly MLK, then JFK, then Anthony Wedgewood Benn

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, greencha. I will have to look up Anthony Wedgewood Benn.

  8. Efficient Admin profile image93
    Efficient Adminposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer, Efficient Admin. I think I remember him.

  9. nanderson500 profile image83
    nanderson500posted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks you for your answer, nanderson500.

 
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