Caitlin Jenner’s Voice and Body Language Are a Disaster in Her Transition

I have a message for Caitlyn Jenner. You need speech and voice training ASAP. This is what happens when someone undergoes costly cosmetic surgery to look like a woman and neglects their speech and voice training so they continue to sound like a man. In essence, they are defeating their purpose like you,  Caitlyn Jenner are doing.

Caitlyn  sounds extremely masculine with her deeper voice.Her gestures are very masculine as she points with point fingers a la “cowboy shoot em up style. ”

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And not to be mean, but if you are going to get millions of dollars from MAC Cosmetics with your own makeup line. for goodness sakes learn how to do your makeup as it looks like a racoon with dark under eyes and white on your cheeks and nose that looks like you were pelted with flour. Blending is the key to any good makeup job so get MAC to send you over one of their top of the line MAC  makeup artists to do your  MAC makeup for you.

And stop talking about other people’s insecurity when your own insecurity is glowing like a neon light. Your body language screams insecurity.

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And lose the botox as it makes you look devilish when you try to animate your face. Since your voice lacks animation, you  desperately need  your face to do the job to relay emotion and facial inflection.

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And before you call anyone a DISASTER, clean up your own backyard, as your voice and your body language are a HUGE DISASTER!

Your body language is very masculine as your steps are too large as you clump around instead of walking like a woman. Your gestures are way too broad and large, which is anything but feminine.

When you had the first season of your show I offered to help you sound more feminine. We even met on the first season of your show as the intention of the episode I filmed which never aired was that I was, by producers request,  supposed to warn you about not having surgery on your voice. During the filming as you recall I gave you an intensive overview session. I looked at the tape you did with Diane Sawyer with you when you came out and showed you masculine and feminine behaviors you exhibited.I did an comprehensive analysis of your speech and voice patterns so we could see where were needed to focus in terms of your communication skills.

I tried to encourage you and show you a few exercises for the camera’s sake, since  that is what your producers wanted. But my aim was  well beyond being on camera with you. It was to sincerely help you sound like a woman- something I have done with hundreds of  transgender clients throughout the years. I know how important this is to all transgender clients. But in your case, it apparently does not seem that important. This is confusing to me as you are the first transgender client I ever had who’s primary aim, besides breast and genital surgery, was not to work diligently to feminize their voice and speech patterns.

After  only one session together, you went to the national media and say how you felt you sounded like a man when you got the Arthur Ash award. I immediately messengered a letter over to your home in Malibu letting you know that you cannot be so hard on yourself and that you after all, had only had one session. In that letter, I encouraged you as I specifically  outlined what you needed to work on voice and body language wise.

I never heard back from you. I then heard thru the media grapevine that you were working with a transgender voice coach. To me that was like the blind leading the blind. Not because  they were transgender but because  they did not have the professional experience and  expertise.   In any event, I wished you well and hoped it would work out. But clearly it has not worked out.

To put it bluntly, you sound like a man wearing women’s clothing.  Had you taken the time three years ago,  to diligently work with me or with anyone else for that matter  who was a qualified professional, by now you would have sounded like a woman.

As a spokesperson for the LGBT Community you  clearly need to pay attention to your voice and demeanor. Otherwise you are  defeating your purpose.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Lillian Glass Shows How Madonna’s Body Language and Speech Was No Metaphor Literally About “Blowing Up White House”

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At the Women’s March in Washington DC Madonna said she “thought of Blowing up the White House.” As a result the Secret Service is allegedly investigating her. Potentially, she could be faced with a serious crime. Being well aware of this, Madonna tried to backtrack the next day, stating that it was just a “metaphor.”. But it is too little too late! In my view after examining Madonna’s body language and speech pattern,  that she  was NOT speaking figuratively. Instead she  was speaking literally. She made a direct statement.

According to the dictionary, a Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. In Madonna’s speech there was no comparison. 

Body language wise  and voice wise  and speech wise she spoke in anger. She even literally  said” I am angry.” You can see the anger in her face. Her upper lip is raised and her face widens around her cheek area.

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Then she said I am outaged. As she says this you can see her facial muscles getting more tense as she lifts up her upper lip in an angry snarl .

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Then she looks directly at the audience and gives them a clear and direct message in a deliberate staccato tone. If someone was using a metaphor it would not be delivered so emphatically as she delivered her statement “Yes, I have thought  an awful lot about Blowing up the White House.”

The fact that she used  the  adjective “an awful lot” shows that it is NOT a metaphor but rather a literal statement of her action . She thought about blowing up the White House and she thought about it a lot. 

As she says this at the end of her statement, her voice  showed a glottal fry where there is a creaky sound . This indicates anger in the voice as the vocal muscles are now experiencing  a lot of tension.  This is due to anger. This further indicates that this statement was literal and not metaphor at all. She was angry and she thought about blowing up the White House. her voice indicates  this is a fact, not a metaphor.

She then looks down and then tells exactly what she did after hr action ( thinking about blowing up the White House.).  

 

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She says ‘I know that this won’t change anything. As she says it she cocks her head, indicating that she gave thought to the action. When someone cocks their head it is an indication they were thinking about  something or considering something or questioning something. This further indicates that hat she said was literal and not a metaphor.  She then shakes her head “NO” indicating once again that her action was lietral.

Now she is instigating fear more anger by bringing up someone who wrote something from WW2 saying we must “love or  or die”. She is saying that if you don’t love you  will die.Is she referring to Trump here that if he doesn’t love he will die’?  Is she referring to the audience that if they don’t love they will die?  In ether case it seems to be as though she is instigating fear  and a threat of what will happen ( death) with her “either or remark.”

Then she has the audience repeat her chant “We choose love” which further highlights her “either or” statement –  either death or love”

The bottom line is that it is NOT a metaphor in my view but a very real statement based on what she said and did before, during, and after she made the statement. The  display of direct anger, the glottal fry as she continued her statement in real time actual anger not in metaphor and her follow up statement of stating that  ” I know it wouldn’t  change anything.”  In a metaphor you do not have a follow up action ( knowing it wouldn’t change anything).

In addition, when people speak metaphorically, they often pepper other areas of their speech with metaphors which was not the case here.  This further leads me to believe that her statement was  not a metaphor and in fact a very literal account of what she thought about doing to the White House. 

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It’s ironic that Madonna is seen wearing  an orange jumper at the rally. She may very well find this orange color jumper a staple of her daily apparel if the Secret Service finds her threat is not a metaphor but a full blown threat.

For those of you who think Madonna was simply exercising her First Amendments Rights, in my view she went far and above those rights, Just as you cannot yell FIRE in a crowded room when there is no fire, you cannot tell millions of people that you considered blowing up the White House as you display your anger to instigate others.

The level of hypocrisy of Madonna astounds me. To me it seems as though she will do and say anything as a desperate attempt for this 60 year old  to  stay in the public eye since her career and music s becoming less and less relevant.

Her vulgarity which has increased more and more. Her showing the world her private parts as she shaved the Nike logo into her pubic hair  is vulgar and shows very poor judgement on her part, especially since she has  teenage and pre teenaged children. It is now understandable why 16 year old son ROcco wants nothing to do with her and has moved far away from here to stay with his dad in the UK. 

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Before that she made an announcement at one of her concerts that she would give oral sex to anyone who voted for Hillary. This is a statement that goes far beyond getting attention. It made me wonder if the woman is in her early states of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease . Yes, we all know Madonna has always been over the top in her actions and words but this is far far far over the top. Saying something like this is a horrible role model for young women, especially those as young as her adopted daughter Mercy. 

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Whether you love Donald Trump or you hate DOnald Trump, you cannot threaten any President or the White House as Madonna clearly did in my view. The Secret Service allegedly thinks that her statements are serious enough to warrant an investigation and I agree with them. 

It seems that her Donald Trump anger  and tirades  and being so vocal is keeping her in the public eye and getting everyone talking about her as her music certainly isn’t cutting it any longer.  But this time her cry for attention has backfired on her and she will no doubt have to be held accountable for what she does and what she says for perhaps the first time in her life.

Her hypocrisy  is  astounding to me. Here she has spent a lifetime  showing off her private parts , degrading herself as a woman, and being vulgar and suddenly she is offended by Trump’s remarks which are just as bad as hers. Yes Trump’s “pussy grabbing statement was disgusting and no one can dispute it , even his wife Melania. But this is about Madonna. Throughout the years in my view, she has done more more to harm the image of women  than anyone with her sexist vulgarity and raunchiness. She is certainly no leader, no role model, and no spokesperson for women in my book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was disgusting enough that 60 year old Toxic Madonna showed the world her genitals last week with a Nike Logo shaved out of her pubic hair and before the election, offered to give oral sex to anyone who voted for Hillary. But now she has taken things to a whole new level by saying she thought about Blowing Up the White House! She is now being investigated by the Secret Service.This Toxic Hypocrite has spent her whole life showing off her private parts , degrading herself as a woman, and being vulgar and suddenly she is offended by Trump’s remarks as she speaks at the woman’s march with a Holier than Thou attitude. She has done more to harm women and their image than anyone with her sexist vulgarity and raunchiness. She is certainly no leader , no role model, and no spokesperson for women.

Body Language and Speaking Advice From Dr. Lillian Glass to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During The Debates

The biggest debate of the century will take place Monday night on September 26, 2016. There is a lot riding on this debate because it will tell us so much about both candidates as we see them up close and personal.As a body language expert and communciation expert I am sharing my advice for ech of them indivudually and for both of them as candidates.

No matter how confident Donald Trump has come across in the past, there is no question that he may have a lot of concerns regarding this debate in terms of how to best handle himself. The same is true for Hillary Clinton. Trump may be wondering  how aggressive to come across towards Hillary, especially when there has been such public speculation with regard to her health issues. Hillary onthe other hand, may be wondering how to address Trump  should he come out swinging- verbally that is.

The key body language tell that viewers will be looking for deals with the level of the candidate’s confidence. Do they come across Presidential or not? Do they do or say things that reflect the office? Do they show tentativeness or nervousness?

So what are the signs to look for to help us determine if  a candidate is nervous vs confident?  Here is a list below: They may be                                                                         a.  perspiring indicated by wiping their face or hands  or sweat above upper lip and forehead                                                                                                                                                        b.rocking back and forth or fidgeting                                                                                               c.having extraneous hand movements                                                                                                     d. saying like um or uh a lot                                                                                                                         e. licking their lips a lot                                                                                                                                   f. taking deep breaths to oxygenate themselves                                                                                   g. looking down                                                                                                                                                   h. talking too fast                                                                                                                                               i. taking too slow                                                                                                                                                j. not getting to the point                                                                                                                               k. rambling and talking too much                                                                                               l.excessive eye blinking                                                                                                                                   m. throat clearing                                                                                                                                              n. nose pulling, scratching  or wiping                                                                                                          o. face scratching

Many of these “tells” can also signify whether the candidate is telling the truth or lying That is why you must listen for the context as deception can only be discovered in the specific context. For instance if Hillary is asked about her emails and you see any of these body language tells, it may indicate that she may not be telling the truth. Similarly, if Trump is asked about his taxes and you see any of these signs in the context during which he was asked the specific question, then you may question whether or not he is forthright.

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The advice I have for Donald trump is

  1. Don’t talk about how great you are. We already know it as we have heard it way too often from you.                                                                                                                                           2. Don’t yell and get  overly hostile or aggressive. Keep your cool and show that you can be level headed under pressure.                                                                                            3.Use inflected and modulated tones so it doesn’t appear that you are shouting at Hillary, which will alienate people.                                                                                                    4. Don’t go over the top with high dramatics.                                                                                5. Stick to the issues and don’t get off point,no matter how  much you are tempted to do so.                                                                                                                                                           6. Keep being real with your gestures and body language as that is what makes people relate to you.                                                                                                                                                7. Tone it down by not doing or saying anything embarrassing as this is your moment to shine in front of 120 million people.
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The advice for Hillary is:

1. Do not cough as it will validate what so many feel about you- that you are ill. Take a cough suppressant before you go on stage so you won’t have that issue since they are not stopping the debate incase you have a choking fit.                                                                                 2. Get more animated. Don’t sound so boring.                                                                                  3.Don’t use that sing song cadence where you lose the message in terms of what you want to convey.                                                                                                                                                              4. Don’t shout to get key points across. Instead use inflection to make your point. 5. Stop with the phony pointing gestures used by JFK back in the 60’s because his speech coach said it was the right thing to do. It is NOT the right thing to do. If you are angry or you want to make a point- point with your pointer finger instead of  using that phony gesture where you pinch your pointer and index finger to your thumb.                                                                      5. Stop smiling when you are upset as it make you look phony.                                                        6. Don’t spin things as it only makes you look worse. Instead, tell the truth and if you messed up give a sincere apology.                                                                                                              7. Stop having a defensive tone. If you are upset let you face say ot along with your words.Make sure your facial expression matches the tone of what you are saying.

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And to both candidate here is some major advice:                                                                                   1. Please be respectful to one another. Both of you have worked extremely hard to get to this point and need to be commended on your victories thus far.                                                    2.Do not attack one another and say what the other candidate did or thinks. Let them speak for themselves without your putting words in their mouth to make them look bad. What you don’t realize is that when you do this, it make you look bad. So don’t get nasty and hit below the belt. Keep it classy and elegant.                                                                           3.Stick to the issues and get your specific  points across. Tell us what you will do without discussing your opponent in an attempt to make them look bad. Make yourself look good by not making the  other person look bad. All the voter is interested in is the issues not your personality.  We want to know how you really think and feel about  the issues athand and how it will affect our lives in the future.

 

Hillary Clinton Leaking Out Awkward Body Language and Communication

As a body language and communication  expert, I can say that  some of  Hillary Clinton’s recent body language, facial language voice and speech behaviors do seem awkward. The awkward  behaviors that she has leaked out may be cause for concern.

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As far as her coughing spells are concerned, they may be due to  post nasal drip or she may have some type of bronchial spasm. With her nonstop schedule, constant flying and enormous stress, it seems that her laryngeal  tissues are taking a beating. So it is  understandable  to me as to why she may be  having coughing spells when she speaks. She may have contracted an upper respiratory infection that has stubbornly refused to go away. Sometimes it can take several months for the cough to subside, so I am not so concerned about Hillary’s coughing behavior when she speaks. Also she doesn’t cough constantly when she speaks. It is occasional , which is  further indication as to why it  does not concern me.

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But there was an  incident  that does concern me. Two reporters asked her a question at once.  It seemed to jar her as she bobbed her head back and forth  and closed her eyes.

 

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Even though her head was bobbing and her eyes were closed, she  kept smiling throughout  the whole ordeal.

 

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The reporters ,who were previously smiling and laughing with Hillary, suddenly got serious in their facial expression and the reporter on the left even backed away and looked frightened. The reporter on the right cocked her head in wonder  as she furrowed her brow as if to question what was happening with Hillary. Hillary was so engaging moments earlier where she discussed Obama’s endorsement of her.

But now, she didn’t answer the reporter’s questions. When she did  regained her composure, she attempted to distract the two reporters  by  asking them if they ever tried the latte and said that they should do so. She then left.

Most recently, she was very articulate  and connected to her audience when discussing health care in her staccato cadence. All of a sudden, she was disconnected and looked lost She didn’t  seem to remember what she was talking about. Her entire facial expression changed. She then made no sense as she said “upward spiral”. We have heard of a “downward spiral,” but  never an “upward spiral”. This word confusion may have  indicated that there may have been some type of cognitive confusion going on with Hillary.

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Then there was a situation where Hillary apparently had a blank disconnected stare for a few moments as she focused on some commotion going on in front of her with animal protesters. The Secret Service agent got on stage and told her to” keep talking”  “We’ll handle it. We’re not going anywhere. She quickly recovered and cleverly said the protesters were there for Trump because” he and his kids killed a lot of animals.”

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When Hillary said she “short circuited “her email explanation, she looked extremely exhausted with bags under each of her eyes. It was clear that all the email talk has taken a physical toll on her. As she goes on to explain herself after the Chris Wallace interview, she actually makes no sense. At first it sounded like “double talk.” But on closer inspection it was difficult to follow exactly what she was trying to say because it was not coherent.

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Now photos have emerged where Hillary is being helped up a series of steps. In the photo on the left it appears that her legs are stiff and that  she has trouble walking up the stairs. She is grabbing at one of the agent’s arms to steady herself and he is clasping on to her arm to make sure she doesn’t fall. Perhaps she hurt her leg or her back.  Another speculation is that she may not be feeling well. She may have felt dizzy or sick to her stomach ,which could have also caused her to require some assistance with walking.

There has been a lot of talk by some medical experts who state that she may have post concussion syndrome, based on her fall several years ago. Other medical experts have speculated that she may have Parkinson’s disease or some other type of neurological condition. But since none of these doctors, who appeared on television have not treated Hillary, we cannot be sure about what may really be wrong with her.

While Hillary has done a great job of holding it together for the most part, the bottom line is that  the awkward  behavior which she  leaked out on so many occasions,   tells us that something is  clearly off with her. The zoning out, forgetting what she was saying, head bobbing, eyes closing, and not making sense, speaks volumes. It does indeed seem like her body language and speech patterns have been “short circuited.”

Once again, as a reminder, this is not a political blog. I merely report what I see from body language standpoint and report what I hear from a communication standpoint.

 

 

 

Caitlyn Jenner’s Canceled Show May Be a Blessing In Disguise

 

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When Caitlyn Jenner  first made her transition from male to female, I filmed a segment at with her at her home, way on top of a hill in Malibu, for her show ( I am Cait). In our segment, there was some intensive voice and speech training that unfortunately never made it to air. I showed her videotape of herself  appearing on  Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview and  analyzed it. I relayed to her which speech, voice, and body language patterns were masculine and feminine and what she needed to work on. She seemed very receptive.  We then did  some speech, body language, and  vocal exercises. The story line was that I was supposed to tell her not to have surgery  on her vocal cords, which she was  supposedly considering in  order to sound more feminine. During our shoot, I told her that surgery was not a good idea. I also told her that there may be some dangers associated with the surgery that could harm her voice in the long run and that she instead, needed to do a regimine of vocal and speech and body language exercises. I also shared this in the confessional. Continue reading

Trump Turns Hillary Passionate and Emotional In Second Half of Speech

 

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With the exception of  Hillary Clinton’s  emotional  and touching entrance when she and  daughter Chelsea looked one another in the eye and both teared up, the first half of Hillary speech was  bland with a monotone cadence. But before she spoke, we were privy to see a side of Hillary we had never seen before. Right after  Chelsea introduced her mother and Hillary came to the stage, we witnessed mother and  daughter sharing  a beautiful, heartfelt, tender moment.

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As Hillary took the stage and began to speak, her body language appeared stiff and mechanical.

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Whenever  she wanted to express a point or show emotion, instead of raising her vocal inflection, she got louder and louder. Soon it became a monotonous  bore where it was difficult to distinguish major points she was trying to get across.  It all sounded the same, in her staccato delivery/ So  it was not always easy to follow her message.

In terms of her facial language, whenever she got louder and louder to express a point, her eyes widened. It didn’t seem to be congruous with her message. The wide-eyed look,along with the monotone loud cadence at the end of her statements, did not showcase Hillary at her best.

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Ther monotone cadence and loud endings of sentences during the first half of the speech could put anyone to sleep . In fact, her speech  put Bill to sleep for a little while. In all fairness, he has probably heard her rehearse the speech countless times. Nevertheless, her monotonous droll lulled him to catch a few Z’s .

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But  as soon as she began to discuss Donald Trump and why he shouldn’t be the next President, a  completely different Hillary emerged. This Hillary was passionate, exciting, enthusiastic, and had life to her voice . She came alive and showed more emotion than ever before.  Her body language and facial language now matched her words. Unlike before, they were now  all  in synch.

Her message suddenly became clearer. Her zings to Donald Trump were very cleaver. She  said “Instead of making America great again, how about making things in America” when referring to his clothes  being made in China, shirts in Mexico and furniture in Turkey. She certainly made a good point with that statement.

She then said that  someone ” who loses his cool  when baited with a tweet  is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons.”

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As she said this the audience roared and suddenly  Hillary became more energized and more passionate. She then began to express more emotion than ever before. Her tones were now inflected and the monotone and shouting  for emphasis was gone.  Her entire demeanor changed. She said what everyone in the audience wanted to hear.

Perhaps her most powerful statement  was personally directed to Donald and what she perceives as his bullying. She said that  as a child she was bullied. Her late mother, who was very near and dear to her heart, told the young Hillary to “pick yourself up and get back in the game and stand up to bullies.” 

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Bill and Chelsea watched her with pride and when Hillary spoke the words” I accept your nomination for President of the United States,”Bill looked like he was choked up and ready to shed a tear.

After the speech ended with a resounding applause, Bill finally came on stage with her. There was a genuine embrace between the two that lasted quite a while by hugging standards, with Hillary  even rubbing Bill’s back. Witnessing the two of them embrace at that moment, there was no doubt that whatever crises the two of them had been through with Bill’s serial womanizing, all was  in the past. The way Bill held Hillary showed a genuine connection, which was reciprocated by her.

What was also impressive when Bill was on the stage with Hillary was that he did not try to share the limelight with her. Instead,  he let her have her moment and  allowed her to shine.  He  constantly stayed in the background talking to others on the stage and amusing himself with the balloons- especially the larger ones, which he kept throwing around.

Hillary also had some fun with the  balloons and with acknowledging people in the  audience. She was warm. happy, and playful. This was  yet another side of Hillary that we never saw. It made her seem more human and likeable.

 

 

 

 

 

Melania’s Mellifluous Voice and Elegant Composed Body Language During RNC Speech

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The stunning beauty, Melania Trump, wearing a gorgeous form fitting white dress, made her debut at the Republican Convention’s stage. As far as delivery and body language is concerned, Melania did extremely well, especially since she is not a public speaker, does not often speak in public, and the fact that English is not her native tongue. The tone of her voice was appealing and soothing. She was poised and composed vocally. Her accent in my view, was charming and her cadence, rhythm, and timing when she spoke  were excellent. She spoke with passion and inflection, especially when she spoke of husband Donald and what she believed he could do for the country.

Body language wise, her movements were fluid and elegant. She had a regal appearance with impeccable posture.

There is a  lot of talk about whether or not Melania’s speech was  original or whether it was the same as the speech given by Michelle Obama. It seems that they both spoke about education and their children, which seemed to be a mission on both of their parts. So it may be understandable that both messages may have been similar.

The bottom line is that she did an excellent job.  Should Donald Trump be the next President of the United States, it certainly appears that Melania,  as the First Lady, would handle herself with the same elegance and decorum  as she showed during her  RNC speech .

Once again, this is not a political stance as this is not a political blog. As an objective professional,  I  report what I see as it pertains to body language and what I hear as it pertains to communication patterns.