Here’s another example of a brilliant woman who is also an excellent public speaker- Featured on Marion Chapsal’s engaging public speaking and cooking blog (my dream day at work, actually)-
In Marion’s words –
What strikes me most, watching her speak on videos, is her ability to adapt to any kind of context and audience. Maybe this has something to do with her past as a champion of synchronised swimming? She’s “like a fish in water” when she speaks in public and synchronizes with her interlocuteur. She can be commanding and direct, but she can also shift to a warm-hearted and engaging style of communication
And for me she provides that irresistible combination of authority, warmth and sincerity sans ego.
And isn’t that what her predecessor at the IMF, and many senior men in business, government and commerce could learn from her?