Many leaders are also strong public speakers, and that shouldn’t be surprising. To be successful, leaders need to be able to convey ideas clearly and confidently. But one leader—Vice President Kamala Harris—has taken on the additional role as a public speaking coach on more than one occasion, offering precise and consistent advice to very different constituents.
Here are two of the most publicized moments:
In April 2021, during the veep’s visit to the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, technician Jeff Bird was supposed to deliver a short speech to her in front of news media. But moments after Bird started, he stopped short, flustered and lost in his words, even though he had his entire speech written on cards in his hands.
“Excuse me,” he said, embarrassed. “I’m just really nervous.” READ MORE
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