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Q. What’s the similarity between a Vice-President Joe Biden speech and any other speech by an effective public speaker?
A. Both can be stopped by an emergency. And both speakers have to take effective leadership in case of incapacity to those nearest them. The Vice-President, Joe Biden, found this out during the week in an economics speech in Kentucky. In case of emergency, medical or otherwise, everyone looks to the speaker to take leadership, whether he’s the Vice-President or not.

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Medical Emergency Interrupts Joe Biden Speech

But this was no George W. Bush pretzel-chomping, choking scare for the Vice-President.

Joe Biden Speech In Louisville Encounters Emergency

When one of the event organisers, Jim Campbell the CEO of the GE Appliance Division, unceremoniously toppled from his chair there was a cry from the GE factory audience in Louisville. A distinct thump then followed.

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Amidst the hubbub the Joe Biden speech came to a halt as the Vice-President quickly assessed the situation, noted the possibilities and called for a doctor.

At one stage he clearly thought the worst:

“That’s a sad note to end this on.”

But, calm and assured he asked for a doctor again as his Secret Service people righted the fallen CEO and walked him from the clearly hot premises.

Completing the medical emergency interlude, the Vice-President noted:

“Keep the faith.”

Agreed, but Joe obviously thought the worst at one moment, as perhaps did his immediate predecessor, Dick Cheney during the pretzel choking incident in the White House.

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About the Author

The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK.

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