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Thu May 23, 2024, 09:52 AM May 23

Some things Biden could do cosmetically on campaign trail. [View all]

Over my career, I’ve had the opportunity to help people with public speaking. From those years of study, if I was advising President Biden, here’s a few suggestions that I’d give to him and his staff.

Speak slower. Much slower. He stumbles much less when he does and he is able to more succinctly stress important points.
Take more pauses between thoughts or topics (Obama used this very well).
Don’t squint. People like to see your eyes. So, indoors, staff shouldn’t have key lighting right at his teleprompter site line.
When speaking outdoors directly into the sun on sunny days, put on the sunglasses. 😎
Make a joke about how Jill says he looks cool in them as “Dark Brandon”.
Smile 😃 more. He has a great smile. It warms him and his audience.

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Good suggestions, apparently "optics" are more important than policies sometimes Walleye May 23 #1
A lot of times the initial, Alliepoo May 23 #13
I can't begin to imagine how other people perceive trump. I am blinded by hatred of him. Walleye May 23 #18
The old Lindsey Graham also said if you don't like Joe Biden there's something wrong with you. OMGWTF May 23 #32
Speak louder. He doesn't have to shout, but sometimes it seems he's talking to himself. enough May 23 #2
I so totally agree with you on this. nevergiveup May 23 #8
He used to speak louder and more forcefully PatSeg May 23 #25
That's exactly right, I think. He doesn't come back with comments as quickly because he has to be a diplomat now Walleye May 23 #28
Yes, that's how I see it PatSeg May 23 #31
Yoga Johnny2X2X May 23 #3
That's a great idea. He does have a slow gait. Chondroitin might help. Funtatlaguy May 23 #5
From what I hear he has neuropathy and likely has some numbness in his feet. By husband has the progressive kind. Demsrule86 May 23 #19
Also, prior to the inauguration, PatSeg May 23 #23
Exactly. tavernier May 23 #35
Yes, it was common knowledge at the time PatSeg May 23 #36
I'm sure his staff tries to get him to do different things, but at the end of the day, he will only... Omnipresent May 23 #4
True. If he'd only accept one, it should be to speak slower. Funtatlaguy May 23 #6
Run a "Which grandpa?" ad. CrispyQ May 23 #7
Dark Brandon vs Humpty Dumpty Siwsan May 23 #12
Excellent! Without theatrical pancake makeup and a suit jacket over him, wnylib May 23 #14
They should run an ad like this incessantly. Alliepoo May 23 #22
GET GLASSES!! It would make a huge difference. Hard to see the squinting Iwasthere May 23 #9
I have thought this for a long time. He would look very distinguished and handsome with glasses. A Brand New World May 23 #15
Please stop...Biden has a stutter and he is a very good campaigner...enough. Stop believing Rightie bullshit. Demsrule86 May 23 #10
As someone who teaches college speech/communication classes, Cuthbert Allgood May 23 #11
I hated communications in College. On day one, we were told that an A is perfection and no one can attain perfection. Demsrule86 May 23 #21
The mayor of DU has spoken! newdayneeded May 23 #17
I don't listen to rightie bullshit awesomerwb1 May 23 #37
Won't make a bit of difference, they'll just complain about something else. betsuni May 23 #16
Spot on. Sogo May 23 #20
Good advice to pass on to his campaign chair. Particularly the open eyes and big smile. ancianita May 23 #24
I agree about the lights in his eyes. underpants May 23 #26
Good suggestions. The top one in my list is the "pregnant pause" or "thoughtful moment" erronis May 23 #27
One of the things Ihave learned about communication is that when speaking, a majority of what c-rational May 23 #29
I get the impression sometimes, Bayard May 23 #30
Constructive criticism of Biden? On DU? maxsolomon May 23 #33
We are not a cult. enough May 23 #38
I've been regularly scolded for violating the "support dems" rule. maxsolomon May 24 #39
Your Choice; Ol' Joe or Demensia Don Mr.Bee May 23 #34
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