Fidel Castro’s example of powerful speaking
The definition of orator is:
This month’s theme is, orators and oratory.
To warm you up for the month:
“He must practice an economy of movement, with no extraneous effort – the carriage of his body straight and lofty; his pacing measured and kept within bounds; lunging only to the point, and rarely; without effeminacy in turning his head,
no little stage business with his hands; no ‘conducting himself’ to a beat; but governing himself in the expression of his whole body, with a manly torsion from the waist; using powerful gestures when moved, and none at all when calm.” (love the ‘manly torsion’).
A 44 second video clip from Fidel Castro’s speech to the United Nations. Note the energy transmitted through his body projection and movement, gestures, voice and feeling tone. (it’s the second clip at the bottom of the article).
Own the Conversation
Over the next seven days, tune your eyes, ears and feelings to people who speak well. Consider how you might adapt and inject, an aspect of their oratory technique, into your speaking.
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