Writing Lessons from Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

The First Lady gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention recently. You can watch the full speech below:

Question is – what is it about her speech that tugs at our emotions, that makes us focus in and hang on intently on her every word? Audience awareness aside, there is plenty to learn from the way her speech itself is worded. 

Some key lessons in writing from her speech have been conveniently analyzed by this article from Poynter. Notable lessons include: using appropriate language, employing visual images to tell stories, the power of three, and short sentences. 

When preparing for your Oral Presentation, a good script is fundamental in helping you engage the audience. Hopefully some of these tips will be use to you – happy scripting!


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