Scoring NSW Premier D. Perrottet and NSW Opposition leader C. Minns
Leaving aside the value of their policies, and against the benchmark of a credible, believable, inspiring leader of a major political party – conveyed through their affect, body language, voice, cadence and words – I scored,
Leader of the NSW Opposition, Chris Minns: 7/10
Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrottet: 7.5/10
The score for Minns was determined from an analysis of the 10:30 – 13:00 minute section of his speech at New South Wales Labor party campaign launch. (please see clip below).
POSITIVES for Minns included:
- An erect posture and at times, a statesman-like bearing.
- Projecting ‘comfort in his own skin’.
- Punctuating key phrases with voice energy. For example: “with a united disciplined team; ‘a plan to bring back train building and domestic manufacturing”.
NEGATIVES for Minns are as follows:
- Minns presentation of himself and communication of his ideas left me flat and uninspired. His facial expression, voice, words and manner, ‘washed over’ me. Listening to Minns was like listening to a hawker touting his wares at a weekend market. That is, I was aware of sound but I wasn’t interested in paying attention.
Here is the clip of the NSW Labor Launch
The score for Perrottet was determined from an analysis of the 3:00 – 5:27 minute section of his speech at New South Wales Liberal Party campaign launch. (please see clip below).
POSITIVES for Perrottet included:
- Energy and certainty conveyed through his voice, facial expression, gesturing and emphasis of key words and phrases. Perceived genuine enthusiasm ‘sells’ and Perrottet get high marks on this criterion. The presentation of himself and the communication of his ideas left me uplifted.
- The opening part of the clip with emphasis on the rhythmical “delivered at pace; delivered at scale”.
- The vivid imagery that was conjured with his “etched in the skyline of our cities and regions for all to see”.
NEGATIVES for Perrottet included:
- Pointing his finger at the start of the clip.
- Mispeaking due to rushing his delivery at certain points of the clip.
Here is the clip of the NSW Liberal Party launch