Words have more power than most people think. Yes, you need actions to change the world, but you can’t underestimate the power of saying the right thing at the right time. After all, there’s a reason why rhetoric has been a must-have skill for leaders throughout history. When you’re the head of a nation or a community, you must know how to express yourself and convince people to embrace your cause. Here are some of the most iconic ones of all time.
JFK’s Inaugural Speech
When John F. Kennedy first began campaigning to become president, there was doubt he would even secure a nomination from the Democrat party. Nevertheless, he eventually won the elections and became the youngest U.S. president in 1961.
His inaugural speech’s brilliance proved that he had charisma and political chops since it became one of the most quoted ever. How often have you heard the phrase, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”?