mg 602 discussion transformational leaders giving speeches

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  1. In the video you see speeches by John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ronald Reagan. These individuals are addressing different audiences, at different times, for different purposes, but they use common themes in their speeches. What are some of the common themes you hear? What is some of the common language that is used? Given what you know about transformational leadership, why do you think they (or the speech writer) chose those words?
  2. In the podcast I talk about how the situation is not always right for a transformational leader to be successful. Give an example (either personal or from something you have seen/read) of a successful or unsuccessful transformational leader. What if anything about the context (e.g., industry, marketplace, competition, time in history, etc.) do you believe assisted or hindered the person in their efforts to be successful.
  3. the 1st part of the 1st video is from 11'36'' to 12'36'' on the 2nd part of the 1st video is from 1'23'' he says ' i have a dream' to 3'17'' on the 3rd part of the 1st video is from 3'04'' he says " I wish I could talk to every man and woman' to end of this video on these three parts combined the first video.
  4. the second video is from 0'16'' to 2'37'' on

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Iconic figures in American politics have always laid claim to power because of their
success in communicating with large audiences and using common language, which makes them
more appealing to their audiences. Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan are
known as some of the best political orators not only in America but also across the globe because
of the common themes and language they used in their s...

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