Bill Clinton and His Power of Speech Analytical Essay by Nicky

Bill Clinton and His Power of Speech
Looks at what makes Bill Clinton an effective speaker and how he has created a lucrative speaking career after his presidency.
# 145032 | 2,290 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 24, 2010 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , Communication (Interpersonal)

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This paper explains that President Bill Clinton is one of the most successful, persuasive public speakers in the world not because of his unique life history but rather because he has a unique combination of public speaking skills, charisma and ability to entertain audiences globally. Clinton was not always known for his impeccable speaking skills, the author points out; however, with the help of speechwriters and public communications experts, he has learned to use notes and key points along with his unpredictable stories and thoughts. The paper states the importance of a good speaker to the success of an event.

Table of Contents:
Pubic Speaking Skills Pay the Bills
Skills Analysis
Comparing the Clintons
How Clinton Maintains Success

From the Paper:

"Clinton, like all good public speakers, understands the importance of seeking out topics that interest and appeal to his audience. This is why he is frequently sought out organizations and universities to deliver speech. He can create unique and innovative topics out of a broad subject like graduation. He invents topics that reflect on those aspects of the subject that have direct connection with the audience.
"Clinton also has an excellent sense of the use inflection as a tool to grab the attention of the audience. His presentations are always lively and never monotonous."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CBS. (February 15, 2001). Bill Clinton -- Speaker For Hire. CBS News.Reynolds, Garr. (October 24, 2006). Bill Clinton and the art of speaking in a "human voice." Presentation Zen. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • (2008). Essential Qualities of a Good Public Speaker Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • Hernandez, Raymond. (February 13, 2006). On Podium, Some Say, Mrs. Clinton Is No Mr. Clinton. New York Times. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • McIntire, Mike. (April 5, 2008). Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years. New York Times. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • (2008). Democratic convention: Extracts from Bill Clinton's speech. Retrieved from the Internet at:

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