It might be summertime, but it’s as good a time as any to hone your skills of persuasion! I’m happy to bring to you the second of four videos in this special Pop-Up Rhetoric video series, featuring the speeches I analysed in my book The Handy Communication Answer Book.
Ever wonder how to unite people with your words? Learn from one of the best: FDR himself. Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his 1st inaugural speech in the depths of the Great Depression, and needed to bring people together – unite them in a common cause against a common enemy – to take political action that went against the stereotypical American political ethos.
This episode of Pop Up Rhetoric will show you how FDR wielded his words to get everyone on side during his 1933 1st Inaugural Address (pssst: this video includes the line “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” How could it not?)
So watch, learn, and enjoy!
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