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Will commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"I guess it depends on what you want in a speaker. You want to feel something? That's fine if it's a motivational speaker. From a politician, I want specific policy proposals. And I'd rather read them. It's less annoying to be…"
Jan 28, 2010
Sir Lancelot commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"The fact that the most powerful orator I've heard lately is a certifiable nutter like Ted Nugent speaks volumes."
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Matthew Calvey commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"With regards to Brett, President Obama is a good SPEAKER, but a damnably middling orator, which I gather to be the point of this essay. A typical speech by our President is chock full of cliches, generalizations and straw-man arguments, mixed in…"
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Micah commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"I doubt much has changed. We just have more access to information now, so we are better able to analyze whether what a politician said in once speech is consistent with what he's done. Looks have always been an important issue for public…"
Jan 23, 2010
Michael J. Austin left a comment for James Wolfe
"Hello and welcome to the site !!!!"
Jan 23, 2010
Brett McKay commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"I have to say, regardless of how you feel about his politics, President Obama is a dang good orator. Sure, the argument could be made that sometimes his words lack substance, but they are definitely capable of whipping people into a frenzy. At least…"
Jan 21, 2010
James Wolfe commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"@Will: I admit, I was a little generous with my praising of speech, but I simply find that it is undervalued. @ Gregory: That's exactly the problem- the appearance of politicians has become the substitute for their character and values.…"
Jan 20, 2010
Will commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"I think I'd rather command through respect, than by rhetoric."
Jan 20, 2010
Don Davis left a comment for James Wolfe
"Welcome to AoM, James!"
Jan 20, 2010
Brett McKay left a comment for James Wolfe
"Welcome to the community, James. Completely understand about not wanting to study for law exams."
Jan 20, 2010
Native Son commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"When will I learn to completely proofread? That last bit should read 'physically unprepossesing individuals'"
Jan 20, 2010
Herb Munson left a comment for James Wolfe
"Hi James. Just wanted to welcome you to AoM and also to my group The Great Debate. Great to have you with us."
Jan 20, 2010
Native Son commented on James Wolfe's blog post The Manliness Inherent in Speech
"Interesting. TR lived in a world where it was the personal magnetism as well as the rhetoric skill of the speaker that mattered. Churchill started out in that era, but successfully segued into the radio era where the content and verbal delivery of…"
Jan 20, 2010
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"Welcome to AoM! If you're a reader, you are welcome to join our book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there! http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth"
Jan 20, 2010
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"Welcome to the AoM Community, James. We're glad you're here!"
Jan 20, 2010
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"Welcome, and I'm glad to see you're so active so quickly. Good to have you here!"
Jan 20, 2010

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The Manliness Inherent in Speech

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 12:51am 9 Comments

Commanding through fear is bound to leave you fearful.



Commanding through power will see a power rise up against you.



Commanding through respect will always cause some to hate you.



Command through control of the language of others, and then you have true command.



These days, it is despicably common for one to see people in power having no command of English and no conception of public speaking. We have politicians who mutter great decisions, lightly… Continue

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At 11:32am on January 23, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 5:39pm on January 20, 2010, Don Davis said…
Welcome to AoM, James!
At 4:40pm on January 20, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, James. Completely understand about not wanting to study for law exams.
At 11:38am on January 20, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi James. Just wanted to welcome you to AoM and also to my group The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 8:56am on January 20, 2010, Dwane Lay said…
Welcome to AoM!

If you're a reader, you are welcome to join our book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there!

http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth
At 6:53am on January 20, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, James. We're glad you're here!
At 3:18am on January 20, 2010, Harry William Reineke IV said…
Welcome, and I'm glad to see you're so active so quickly. Good to have you here!
 
 
 

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