The official count down to the election next month has begun.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of the political rhetoric. I would love one (both would be better!) of the candidates to simply call a halt to the negativity. People want straight talk. People want solutions. People want honesty. I wouldn’t miss the next debate this Wednesday, even though it’s my 20th wedding anniversary! That said, I will forgo the usual “dining out experience” so I can be home watching the TV. Fortunately, my husband concurs.
Aside from the politics, it’s fascinating for me as a speaker and presentation skills coach to watch the candidates do what we say not to do, and also what to do.
A free bit of coaching advice to both presidential candidates:
- Be respectful of each other
- Look at the audience and camera
- Don’t over talk, or cut each other off
- Don’t make condescending comments
- Avoid repetitive words or phrases (“my friend” and “look”).
Oh yes, and one more thing – with the advent of fact checking, let’s be honest with the information shared, please.
The truth will come out at some point, so why not now?