Getting Over Yourself

May 3, 2011

Donald Trump as President?

Filed under: Observations — Barbara Rocha @ 9:26 am
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You can get a good start on your education as a speaker by watching Donald Trump. He carries himself as though he belongs wherever he is–he accepts that the space he is in belongs to him. He always speaks with authority, so even the most mundane pronouncement comes across as the final word on that subject. He and George Bush both swagger, but there’s a big difference in the way they do it and how it comes across. (The Donald’s swagger is smoother and works better than Bush’s.)

It’s good to use your space, to be comfortable in your own skin, and to speak with authority. It would work better if he could tell the difference between meaningful and trivial subjects.

Watch him for those things that work for him, and watch him for those that don’t. Speaking with authority when you’re wrong, or speaking with authority on subjects that don’t deserve that much attention works against you. Maybe Donald Trump can get away with it, but I’m pretty sure the rest of us can’t.

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