This Vice-President Joe Biden speech was all about introducing the President on Tuesday at the White House. So, in a glowing speech to an enthusiastic audience the Vice-President used the phrase, “History is Made,” six times to introduce Barack Obama.
The occasion was the symbolic signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a historic piece of legislation that expands health insurance coverage to millions of Americans.
When you have to introduce a speaker, you might well suffer from public speaking anxiety. Not so, Vice-President Joe Biden. Because this short Biden speech was a superb, fitting introduction.
So, his speech made good use of classical rhetorical devices, not least repetition. But his classical allusions went further. Drawing on the poet, Virgil, he noted:
“The greatest wealth is health: Today America becomes a whole lot wealthier.”
His four minute introduction steered clear of sycophancy but made the point. Because it’s a historic moment for America and Americans.
You can discover plenty of public speaking tips with our regular series of tips, podcasts and videos for public speakers everywhere. And, when you are ready to really boost your own public speaking skills we can help again. Because you can join one of our public speaking course at any time. Or, when you ned that extra bit of attention, then a one to one coaching session might prove the better bet. Or, we could train your team for you. So everyone has the same expectations when it comes to giving their speeches.
So, you might not have the chance to give a speech like this Joe Biden speech. But a speech to the next sales conference shouldn’t be a total chore. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call whenever the time is right.
Telling It Straight is our very own public speaking tips newsletter. Packed with skills tips to help you with your next speech, why not receive it this month?
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. Andrew Ivey on Google+
Boris Conference Speech Is Birmingham Box Office
Cable Conference Speech A Spasm Too Far
No Speech Is Better Than Any Speech For Tom Watson
Obama Budget Speech
Joe Biden Speech Nearly Bites The Dust
Obama Speech Sets Oval Office TV Schedule
Jeremy Corbyn Speech Stage Managed To Perfection
John McDonnell Conference Speech Proves Radical
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new window. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.