It’s good to be prepared. What if you’re suddenly asked to be President of the United States, and have to give a speech? Quora user Vivek Viswanathan gave a great rundown on what made Bill Clinton so great.
George W. Bush asked Bill Clinton this very question as he prepared to move into the White House in January of 2001. “With all due respect, you used not to be so great a speaker,” Bush told Clinton. (Clinton had delivered a famously dull keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention.) “You’re good now.” What advice, Bush asked, did Clinton have? As Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy recount in The President’s Club… the sitting president proceeded to hold a mini-clinic of his own for the new kid: “timing, Clinton replied, it’s all in the timing”.