Say it Like Obama by Shelly Leanne
The Power of Speaking with Purpose and Vision

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Includes Obama's historic acceptance speech from the Democratic National Convention

In speech after speech, Barack Obama has “fired up” millions of enthusiastic supporters with his inspiring vision, rousing rhetoric, and charismatic presence His outstanding communication skills gave rise to an unprecedented political movement and fueled Obama’s success in becoming the first African American presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.

But inspiring and persuading millions isn’t simply a product of innate ability—Barack Obama honed techniques that made him a highly effective speaker before audiences numbering thirty to 200,000. These techniques are vital not only in the political arena, but also for business executives, managers, and leaders from all walks of life.

This book is about the art of persuasion, the power of presentation, and the most effective techniques of communication. From building strong arguments and facing tough issues to inspiring a team or workforce to new levels of innovation and productivity, Say It Like Obama gives you the tools you can use to instill positive change at every level of your organization by learning how to:

Make a strong first impression Use body language and voice Establish common ground Gain trust and confidence Win hearts and minds Drive your points home Convey your vision through imagery and words that resonate Build to a crescendo and leave a lasting impression

Whether you’re a manager, executive, or public speaker, a teacher, business owner, or community leader, Say It Like Obama will provide you with presentation techniques that have inspired and mobilized audiences of every size.


About Shelly Leanne

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Shel Leanne is president of Regent Crest Corporation, a leadership development firm with Fortune 500 clients. She is the author of Say it Like Obama and How to Interview Like a Top MBA.
Published September 16, 2008 by McGraw-Hill. 241 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Leanne, Shel. Say It Like Obama: The Power Of Speaking with Purpose and Vision. McGraw-Hill. Oct. 2008. 224p. BUS~This book admirably highlights Senator Obama's rhetorical techniques for readers looki

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Obama has reinforced the notion that the speech, in and of itself, can be its own work of art.

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a politician with the rare gift of oratory, an art that seemed to have been a lost since the time of Reagan. Shel Leanne’s book, Say it Like Obama, does an excellent job of analyzing why Obama is so effective a speaker. Starting with “the speech that started it all”—Obama’s keynote ...

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