It happens a lot doesn’t it? We have a proposal to present to a group of clients, and we know that the clients don’t agree on how to proceed, but we have a plan and we have to present it.
Our success depends on our ability to find favour with all of the influential interest groups, and help them to find a way ahead that offers an opportunity to come together, rather than fall apart. It’s a political speech then, isn’t it? So here’s a politician’s approach to the problem.
Yes it’s Obama, but it’s not about his speaking skill for once, it’s about his text, and his speech strategy. It’s from a well written blog by Jack Shafer in the US, and it still makes a great point out of how, the now, President Obama, on the campaign trail back in 2008, was able to ‘bridge the gap’ between interest groups- in this case black and white voters- How Obama does that thing he does. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine.