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Dylan Abruscato 1/31/2012 1) Choose someone you believe is a compelling speaker. Using the “Tips for Storytelling” as a reference, describe the characteristics that make the individual an effective speaker. You may also work from a negative example (the worst presenter or speaker you have encountered). During the fall semester of 2010, I was fortunate enough to see President Obama speak on the UW-Madison campus. As soon as I read this Reading Question, he was the first person that came to my mind as a compelling speaker. Not only did President Obama engage the audience in everything he was saying, but he also said it with such eloquence and grace that cannot be duplicated. I thought that it would be impossible to speak as he did, but after reading the “Tips for Storytelling” in the course reader, I feel much more confident about any future speaking endeavors that may arise. President Obama started out his speech by referencing the Packers’ recent win over his hometown Bears and by referencing the Badgers’ great football season. In doing
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