Here are some unsuspected or unusual portraits of charismatic speakers who have had a real role to play in the politics of their time…
Charles de Gaulle
General De Gaulle was one of the great speakers of the twentieth century. He mastered the power of the voice, played with his gaze, and his gestures transmitted the emotions that vibrated in him. This great political leader had made the word his privileged tool for the fight of ideas. Many of his speeches remain great models of oratory, in which we can observe several famous techniques to have charisma.
Surprising as it may seem, we decided to mention Arnold Schwarzenegger in this ranking. He is indeed an example of a charismatic leader, at the risk of caricature: political leader with vivid and powerful speech, he is first an accomplished sportsman with impressive physique. Read the article: Muscles and Politics: The archaic attributes of charisma
Accumulating body-building champion titles since the age of 21, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of the State of California in November 2003. His election campaign is the example of a strategy of political communication controlled, especially through the use of shock formulas and symbols. Read the article: from the use of the broom in politics…
Dean is a statesman of the Athens of Ancient Greece. An opponent of Philip II of Macedonia, he is a distinguished representative of the so-called "attic" speakers. He has many techniques to talk about.
Socrates, a philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C., is at the origin of philosophy in the West. A virtuoso of the word, he left no writing. Yet his thought has marked the spirits through the centuries.
A Roman statesman, a century before J.C. Cicero was a model of eloquence. He has written many books on rhetoric, the art of persuading and the techniques to convince.
We will discuss other models of speakers in an upcoming article! Which personalities do you think deserve to be in the TOP 10 of the greatest speakers? Say it on Twitter, tagant @CoachEloquence!
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