2.5.11

Obama the Orator



I have really enjoyed studying Organisational Behaviour while on the INSEAD MBA. Outside the classroom, I have been attending the Toastmasters club to develop my speechmaking and presentation skills. So I really enjoyed seeing the video above featuring Barack Obama presenting to the White House Press Correspondents. It is a great example of how to make an impact in front of a large audience when you have recently come under fire from the media. A very impressive display of using humour to argue back at an accusation.

Obama is a very gifted orator. He has natural charisma and is able to adapt his tone skilfully to suit the content that he is delivering. It is very interesting to compare the speech above to the one he made today detailing the operation to assasinate Osama Bin Laden.

Obama is also an ENFJ according to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator - same as the author of this blog ;)