Non-TelePrompter Obama is More Engaging

Sure, Sen. Barack Obama can read a TelePrompter better than anyone else in history — better even than Ronald Reagan.  Heck, Obama has such a wonderful voice that he could read the ingredients off of a bottle of Nyquil and it would sound interesting.

But Obama is like everyone else as a speaker in one particular way. Like everyone else, he’s best when he’s talking without notes and telling stories. 

Here he is demonstrating what makes everyone come across well when giving a speech. Obama is telling a pie story without notes. He sounds like he’s having an animated conversation with friends over dinner. You can’t do that when you’re reading, even if you’re reading a TelePrompter and you’re Barack Obama.


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