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Bill Clinton: Explanation is More Important than Eloquence

Posted by: leelefever on September 21, 2012- 10:13am

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: Bill Clinton, Explanation, packaging, speech


Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, in my view, was remarkable because of how he chose to explain ideas. Politics aside, it was an great example of explanation at work. Last night we saw more evidence, via an interview with Jon Stewart, that explanation was his specific intent. Here's the video. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart   A few key quotes: "I was determined to get the facts right and to simplify the arguments without being simplistic, I didn't want to talk... Continue Reading

Bill Clinton Shows Why Explanation is an Art

Posted by: leelefever on September 9, 2012- 1:21pm

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: empathy, Explanation, packaging, politics, Speaking


Late last week I got a text message from my politically-conservative brother in North Carolina that said “Has there ever been a better political speaker than Bill Clinton?” Indeed, wherever you stand on the political spectrum, it’s difficult to deny the effectiveness of Bill Clinton as a speaker.  E. J. Dionne published an opinion in the Washington Post where he said:  Bill Clinton is typically described as the empathetic, feel-your-pain guy. But his greatest political skill may be as a... Continue Reading