Communication Principles From Abraham Lincoln

Communication Principles From Lincoln

I’m currently reading Lincoln On Leadership by Donald T. Phillips. One of the chapters discuses how Abraham Lincoln was a skilled and powerful communicator. In fact his public speaking ability was one of the reasons he was elected as president. I thought it would be beneficial to share some of Lincolns communication principles. Here are a few of them,

“Use a variety of body language when you speak.”

“Prepare yourself thoroughly for your public speaking engagements.”

“Never consider anything you write to be finished until published or, if a speech, until you deliver it.”

“Try not to make mistakes when you speak publicly.”

“You should often couple written documents with verbal discussions.”

“Extemporaneous speaking is your avenue to the public.”

What are some communication principles you have?

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