Who Are Some Great Communicators?

We asked our audience who they thought are the best communicators, and here’s what we got. 

Eric Sachs of Sachs Marketing Group said, “Even if you’ve never watched a single of her highly popular television projects, you should listen to a Shonda Rhimes speech.  She’s an excellent storyteller. She adds elements of humor and emotion with brilliant business prowess. She’s a brilliant user of brand, social outreach, and community engagement. Every PR person, marketer, or communicator could learn something from listening to Shonda Rhimes speak.”

Sandy Vyjay from Travel Writers & Bloggers said, “What differentiates the great communicator from the good is their ability to immediately connect with their audience and touch the core of their hearts. One of the greatest and most effective communicator of our times is none other than the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, who is not only a great orator, but seems to read the mind of his audiences and is able to deliver his message unambiguously.”

Nicole Garcia, CMO of Most Craft said, “Great communicators don’t just speak, they know the power of non-verbal communication, as well as what truly listening to their audience can do to help convey their message. One of the greatest communicators of the 20th Century was John Wooden.  John Wooden spent 40 years as a coach, taking over as the UCLA head basketball coach in 1948 until his retirement in 1947. He had the winnest record of all time, but good coaches are not just known for their wins, but also the leadership they show to inspire continuing responsibility and success in their team members. 

As a coach, he inspired generations of players, hundreds of young men, the fundamentals of hard work, and was presented both the Reagan Distinguished American Award in 1995 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2003..  At the time it was acknowledged that his lesson as a coach lived on a teacher of patience and teamwork, as well as an example of what a good man should be. 

His Pyramid of Success model has stood as a tribute to his skill in communication. Starting with loyalty, cooperation, and enthusiasm, it builds through steps to reach competitive greatness. Not only does it inspire athletes, but serves as an example for greatness in anything you set out to do. 

He created a lasting legacy that lives on in the lives and families of his former players, and his words, “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful,” have created a lasting impression for generations to come.”

Some great choices. 

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