Public Speaking Secrets From President Obama's Speechwriter
A Dose of Inspiration To Get Your Day Going..
By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
"Speeches aren't meant to be read, they're meant to be heard."
- David Litt, Speechwriter for President Obama
David Litt was only 24 years old when he started writing speeches for President Obama. It was not a career opportunity he planned to pursue, but things changed when he heard a stirring speech given by Mr Obama in Iowa back in January 2008. Ever since he looked to recreate the same levels of passion and inspiration through crafting speeches for the former President. Imagine the pressure of writing speeches where every word is scrutinised by the world's media!
In this video Mr Litt shares how important personal passion and other people are in the process of facing such pressure. We may not have our speeches broadcasted to the world, but there's a lot we can learn from him about mastering the art of communication to convey powerful messages...
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