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The 5 Communication Secrets That Swept Obama to the Presidency [electronic resource]

Futura Film (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
What specific skills enabled a young state senator to become, in the space of four years, President of the United States? This program reveals a set of methods and attitudes at the core of successful communication. Presented by renowned public speaking coach Richard Greene, the video incorporates passages from many of President Obama's finest speeches-and uses these examples to explore tone of voice (varying volume, pace, pitch, and resonance); body language (improving eye contact, openness, and listening); verbal language (avoiding jargon and using sensory-specific words); message content (sharing feelings and heartfelt goals); and fluency in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic communication styles.
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47 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 09, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Five communication secrets that swept Obama to the presidency
  • Lessons From a Leader (2:44)
  • Words (1:36)
  • Telling Stories (1:59)
  • Volume (1:38)
  • Pace (0:58)
  • Pitch (2:14)
  • Pause (1:29)
  • Resonance (1:01)
  • Body Language (1:54)
  • Eye Contact & Hand Gestures (2:23)
  • Listening (3:10)
  • Stay Centered (0:58)
  • The Lasered, Compelling Message (1:46)
  • What You Want, How You Feel (2:30)
  • The Communication Effectiveness Continuum (2:56)
  • Visual (1:57)
  • Auditory & Auditory Digital (1:49)
  • Kinesthetic - Feeling and Connection (2:28)
  • Communication Styles (1:17)
  • Authentic Passion (4:55)
  • Fulfilling a Dream (3:36)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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40438 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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