Donald Trump emerged as winner again in terms of his body language and delivery as did Chris Christie. Both were genuine and spoke directly to the people. They weren’t rehearsed and they both showed a lot of energy. They got their message across with passion and conviction
Another candidate who did very well in the debates was Marco Rubio. he was well spoken and articulate and his gestures matched what he was conveying verbally.
While Carla Fiorina’s looks may not the issue and Trump did apologize to her in his own way by telling her she looked lovely, her voice pattern left a lot to be desired. It was creaky, labored and staccato, monotone and she often sounded rehearsed, especially when giving a speech about Lady Liberty. Her voice pattern in my view is annoying. There is no doubt that she needs some serious voice coaching if she is to be heard and if she wants to get her message across.
Also needing vocal help is Jeb Bush. Trump is right in that he lacks energy and enthusiasm when he speaks and sounds very boring and monotone.
Rand Paul not only sounded monotoned but was monofaced. He looked haggard and angry throughout the debate. His voice pattern also sounded nasal and did not resonate well.
The same holds true for Dr. Ben Carson. He too is monotone and his tones are lack luster. He sounds boring. His face is also monotoned in terms of exhibiting facial animation. Perhaps his best exchange was with Trump when he said that Trump was an OK doctor.
Scott Walker often phumphered and stammered during the debates which made him seem unsure of himself.
Ted Cruz’s voice sound high pitched and nasal which is off putting. Instead of talking to the audience or to the moderators like the other candidates did, he looked into the camera. This seemed contrived, as he shared an obviously rehearsed message.
Huckabee also sounded rehearsed and contrived . In addition, his gestures were rehearsed and mechanical and did not match the content of what he was saying. His looking directly into the camera when she spoke which did not make him appear genuine.
While Lindsey Graham’s Southern accent may be charming, he often sounds monotone and his gestures do not match what he is saying. Many of his gestures made no sense in relationship to what he was saying as you can see in the photo above.
With the exception of Trump, Christie and Rubio, the rest of the candidates could use some serious vocal and body language coaching to improve the way they come across during the debates.
Once again this is NOT a political piece. This is merely a blog about the way these candidate’s presented themselves in front of millions of people during the debates.