Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize Based on Public Speaking

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize Based on Public Speaking

President_Barack_Obama_with_the_Nobel_Prize_medal_and_diplomaIf you know me at all, you know I tend to steer FAR clear of any talk of politics.  Even with friends & family (right JAM? 😉 ).  I leave that kind of talk to those who are far more knowledgeable about the issues than I am.

But… one issue that I can confidently comment on is the communication style and public speaking skills of anyone “out there” in the public eye.  I like to do so in a way that is relevant to the small, home-based, or micro-business owner.

Whether you agree or not with the Nobel Peace Prize committee’s choice of US President Barack Obama as the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, there is one thing that is certain: as with the national election, public speaking played a major role in why Obama won.

In fact, according to multiple reports, speeches made by President Obama were the primary reason why Obama won.  The Associated Press Reports on Yahoo News that, “The Nobel committee said it paid special attention to Obama’s vision of a nuclear-free world, laid out in a speech in Prague and in April and at the United Nations last month.” (My italics for emphasis!)

If his speeches are responsible in large part for Barack Obama winning a Nobel Peace Prize, the power of public speaking is far-reaching.

So, if we bring this to the level of the small business owners, home-based business owners, micro-business owners, and entrepreneurs everywhere it becomes clear: a speech is a powerful mode of communicating your message so you can influence more people.  When you have effective communication skills and dynamic public speaking skills, you’ll be able to win more of what you want: more prospects, more clients, and more cash flow now.

Do you have a speech ready to deliver now? Is it polished? Is it getting you results?  Discover the Signature Speech and what it can do for your business.  I’m starting what just may be the final Signature Speech Solutions Group telecourse in a few weeks.

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  1. Jacqueline October 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Great post Felicia! I agree that public speaking is so important. Many people with great ideas have been unable to effect the change they want to see in the world because they are not great communicators. By helping people communicate better, you are serving the greater good of all humanity!

  2. Mackeran October 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

  3. Brown October 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm - Reply

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  4. Peter October 14, 2009 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I added your blog to bookmarks. And i’ll read your articles more often!

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