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CEO Communication Coach Virgil Scudder Rates Obama’s Speech as one of History’s Best
President Obama's inauguration speech was one of the best in history, according to Virgil Scudder, who often is called “the dean of media trainers”and has coached and counseled clients in more than two dozen countries on five continents.
“President Obama was powerful, commanding, and persuasive,”
Scudder added that Obama’s ability to lay out his agenda for his second term put this speech in this unique historic category. “He put some controversial issues, such as gay rights, right at the forefront,” explained Scudder. “He laid down the gantlet to Republicans, criticizing them openly.
“Now we have to watch how he follows up. The State of the Union address next month will tell us a lot more about where this president intends to go in his second, and legacy-defining, term.”
In the recently released World Class Communication:
About the Authors
Virgil Scudder, who co-authored the book with his son, Ken, often is called “the dean of media trainers.” He has coached and counseled clients in more than two dozen countries on five continents. A prolific writer and speaker, he has headed his own firm, Virgil Scudder & Associates, since its founding in 1990, after leading the media training units of two of the world’s largest public relations firms, Carl Byoir & Associates and Hill & Knowlton. Prior to that, Scudder was an award-winning news broadcaster at major New York radio and television stations and networks. He can be reached at email@example.com, www.virgilscudder.com.
Ken Scudder, a co-founder of Virgil Scudder & Associates, has been providing communication training, writing, and consulting services in New York City for the past 20 years. He can be reached at www.kenscudder.com