The Great Communicator

The Great Communicator

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  • How to Become a Great Communicator
  • Step 1: Become a Family Woman/Man
  • Step 2: Address the Positives then the Negatives
  • Negatives.
  • Positive Mindset! 
  • Ronald Reagan was a tremendous speaker and was called the Great Communicator. Follow these steps to become a Great Communicator just like him.
  • Step 3: Strong Diction
  • Words Inspire US!
  • Reagan addressed families and the common man. He never talks down to anyone and uses a soft and gentle voice. He talks like he is someone's grandfather and as if he is right there in the room with you.
  • Step 4: Relate and show Empathy
  • When Reagan called for the Berlin Wall to be torn down, Reagan first congratulated the Soviet Union on their steps toward making Russia have more liberties and freedom. Reagan then addressed the issue of the Berlin Wall and called for it to be torn down because of its negativity and its sense of confinement. This softens the blow and makes the idea more approachable.
  • Step 5: Use Metaphors and have Hope
  • Ronald Reagan uses strong diction to get his point across such as "Tear down that wall", "Let's set the record straight", "Surrender", and much more. Strong diction shows that your message is important and that you mean business. Even if you do not use a loud voice you can inspire the people with strong diction and good execution. 
  • During the Challenger Disaster, Ronald Reagan addressed the country and showed that he cared and that he was hurting too. He even addressed the families of the astronauts involved by name and offered comfort and consolations. Reagan remained strong and steady but still showed that he was hurting right along with the rest of the country. 
  • Ronald Reagan loved to use metaphors such as comparing the United States to a Shining City Upon a Hill. Reagan was always hopeful for a better future not only for the US but the entire world. He believed that the US made a difference and that they made the world a better and more independent place. Ronald Reagan believed in freedom for all and really communicated that through hope and metaphors. 
  • A bright shining city full of freedom and opportunities. 
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