Whatever you think of President Obama’s politics, the man has honed his oratorical qualities to a sparkling finish. When he approaches the lectern, he walks at a steady pace that bespeaks confidence. At the lectern, he stands straight and poised, a factor that adds to his perceived stature and 6 1/2-foot height.
His maintains steady eye contact with his audiences that reflects straight forward candor that’s hard to match. And he breathes from the diaphragm. This gives him the air he needs to finish his sentences on a strong note.
He uses the politician’s gesturing of emphasizing points with the tips of his forefinger and thumb together to emphasize certain points. This may prompt some to consider him apodictic, but I don’t mind it.
Please let me know what you think.