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How to Give a Speech like Bill Clinton

Find out what you can learn from Bill Clinton's speaking style from media coach TJ Walker in this Howcast public speaking video.

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So what can we learn from the speaking style of Bill Clinton? For starters, he's always conversational. You don't hear Bill Clinton yelling and screaming like this, unless it's for 10 seconds. If he does raise his voice, he turns it into a whisper seconds later. It's always conversational.

He's great at using specific examples and specifically the story to illustrate points. His eye contact is superb. When you're in the room and Bill Clinton is speaking, you feel those eyes penetrate you. He gives equal attention to people throughout the room.

He also just exudes a comfort. Many times he'll walk around the room. Many people's first exposure to him was in 1992 during televised debates, where he seemed so much looser and more comfortable than George Herbert Walker Bush because he was walking around and seemed so comfortable and relaxed.

These are some of the tools that Bill Clinton uses every time he speaks and you can too.

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