Wednesday, September 5

Michelle Obama's Speech

I don't know how many of you watched (I say 'watched', as opposed to 'read' because you have to have seen the woman go!) Michelle's speech on behalf of her husband?? She signed, sealed, and (we will leave the Americans to decide) delivered Obama to the Americans and the world today.

Talk about an impassioned speech! Talk about speaking from deep within your heart! Talk about selling 'your product!' No advert could have done more justice than how Michelle passionately sold the virtues of the President, her husband today. The woman wisely wove their personal family story into the speech to reflect the lives of the average man in order to create a sense of togetherness and oneness, a sense of 'we are with you, we feel you, we are you!' Before I watched it I was wondering who we would have to credit the speech to as it had begin to make waves on the net...but alas, Michelle's may well be responsible for every word she uttered. I believe that if he does win, it would be, more than in part, due to her speech. 

The delivery was so moving and so electric my friend and I said to ourselves that we really, really want to vote for Obama! In short, I told my sisters that I wished she could have given that speech on the morning of elections in America, more than half of the populace will unerringly divert to the box marked 'Barack Obama.' Lol.
I read a tweet of his off the CNN handle where he said, 'Michelle's speech may make him cry.'  Actually, more than a few people were moved to tears listening to her.

The point of this post is not to quote what she said, but more about the way she said it. The camera tiled in such a way that we could see a folder of papers on the podium, however, watching her speak all  through, there wasn't a time she looked down to read anything (I may be wrong).

What I took away from Michelle today is that no matter my beliefs, I should be able to 'sell them' with passion. And passion is never deceptive, it is born out of something you truly believe, something or someone you are intensely passionate about. 
What do you need to sell? Yourself (in terms of your capabilities and gifts), your business, your beliefs....key word? Passion. It will always leave an impression and your listeners will not but be covered in...yes! goose-bumps. *Grin*
I cannot but also comment on the simplicity of MO's dress and the matching shoes...yes, I looked out for the shoes!

Be (passionately) free oh!

14 comments:

  1. OK I have to go and find it to watch now. I did read it in parts off Yahoo and I got a feel for what you are saying. I like her a lot and I admire her more. Even in the written words I could tell she was speaking from her heart and I so want to believe she wrote the speech herself. In fact, I will refuse to believe anything but. Lol!. I shall find a way to watch it without it chopping all my internet credit. Lol!

    Be free some more o!

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    1. I hope you have found it now!!! It is worth watching o jare....

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  2. Underneath the smooth speech was a firm affirmation of pro choice and gay rights.

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    1. ...which isn't the focal point of this post!!
      thanks for your comment nonetheless...:-)

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  3. This was a good. I like your analysis and i am Lol!
     
    May the Lord take you to heights unknown, just continue doing what you love to do!
     
    Evelyn

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    1. Amen! I second the motion ever so strongly and sincerely! You are different in a very good way and just in case I never said so, Just did. Lol!

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    2. Awwww!!! (Now I am going to bawl!). Thanks a mill. Na God work, as my cousin would say.

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  4. I watched the speech too. I was so moved. from their journey, the love story btw her and her husband, their time together etc. she was fantastic. she really sold her husband. i too want to vote for Obama. As for her dress and shoes i fell in love with it. she just has this grace. did you see the back of the dress, fantastic.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. Phiri, something happened while I was trying to publish your comment, hence the reason it appears 'anonymous'...

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  5. I missed it o! :-( They've been talking and tweeting about that speech all day!!!

    Blossom

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  6. Your post brought it all back to me. Several people were crying at the venue, my mum was cheering her. It was a great speech for sure, and like you said, passion is very important.

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    1. :-) I loved how you titled yours...'love letter...'
      That speech is going to be making waves for some time to come, that's for sure.

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  7. That speech made me ask myself too many questions. Yeah, they may not hold the same values as us but like you said, can we 'sell' what we believe the way that woman did??
    If I, as I am today, was married to Barack Obama, will i have done him as much justice as she did him?
    We should take the learnings and go grow mehn!

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