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What Makes a Great Speech Great

Presenter: David Mann, Founder & Story Specialist, Simple Message


You know it when you see it – certain speeches just make you stand up and take notice. Barack Obama has been praised continually for his mastery of rhetorical influence. Ronald Reagan has gone down in history as “The Great Communicator.” Winston Churchill galvanized a nation at a time of immense crisis. And in Shakespeare’s telling of the tale, Marc Antony turned deadly mob into a force for political change. All of these great orators used words alone to achieve their goals.

In this webinar, David Mann will examine several great speeches made by notable leaders throughout history. He will illuminate the rhetorical devices, wording, and delivery styles that made some of the best-known speeches into vehicles of dynamic influence. David will show you how you can use those same techniques to make your next presentation come alive and get results.

What Will You Learn

You will examine some of history’s greatest speeches and individual moments of oral communication. You will see how the construction and wording of these famous speeches was done, and how you can incorporate those same devices into your own presentations. We will look at wording, cadence, rhythm, anecdotes, and effective use of repetition. You will learn how a routine team meeting can become a tool for inspiration and motivation that empowers staff to come to action.

Who Will Participate

These techniques apply to anyone who regularly speaks to groups: executives, managers, team leaders, and professional presenters would benefit most.


David Mann

Founder & Story Specialist, Simple Message

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60 Minutes