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New book profiles Obama the orator


Say it Like Obama: The Power of Speaking with Purpose and Vision

By Shel Leanne

McGraw Hill; $21.95 (U.S.)

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He and his speaking style have been compared to some of the most charismatic leaders of our time – Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Winston Churchill – and now he’s the president-elect of the United States of America. As he campaigned across the U.S., first for the Democratic nomination, and then as presidential candidate, Barak Obama has become known as an accomplished, passionate orator. In his new book, leadership development expert, Dr. Shel Leanne examines the lessons to be learned from the communication practices that have helped bring about Obama’s successes.

Many credit this astonishing success to his powerful messages of hope that transcend traditional division of party, economics, gender, religion, and race, Leanne says. But, there have been other advocates for th middle class and the poor. There have been other leaders with impressive personal stories and who have spoken words of unity, goodwill, and hope. So, what makes Obama special, Leanne asks.

Learn what has set Obama apart through his speeches and his actions – and learn what Leanne feels are the valuable lessons we can all take from this new leader.

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