The Importance Of Having Something To Say
A sure sign of the Apocalypse: newspaper pundits are starting to say Donal Trump might just have a chance in the upcoming American presidential elections.
Why? How can this be? The combed-over, pandering extremist views of The Donald seem to be the only views being expressed and heard by the American electorate.
As Clifford Orwin, professor of political science and senior fellow of Massey-College at the University of Toronto, says in a Globe and Mail column this morning “Mr. Trump is the anti-Clinton”.
Clinton’s campaign has been a disaster so far. Going back to Professor Orwin he says Hilary is a “terminally boring candidate, without ideas, without vivacity, without a sense of humour” or “a single arresting idea”.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, throws out provocative ideas all the time.
In other words, The Donald has something to say and says it all the time. Hilary, if she has something to say, isn’t saying it much and certainly isn’t being heard by anyone.
That’s one of the key points of public speaking…you need to say something and you need to say it in a way that people listen and not just hear!
At Toastmasters we have a saying: Tell us what you’re going to say. Say it. Then tell us what you said.
Irwin says Trump is the second coming of Teddy Roosevelt. “There’s no telling where it will end.”