“They’re not matching the energy of the crowd—they’re a little less, they’re letting the crowd come to them.” https://t.co/cXWZpNJIW8
— William A. (@wiljr) July 31, 2016
As the past two weeks of conventions come to a close, we couldn’t help but wonder why some speakers would yell their speeches and others would calmly tell their story.
It couldn’t have been experience. Cory Booker, that guy who once ran into a burning building to save someone’s life, has been in front of a microphone several times. Living in New York, we’d hear and see then-Mayor Booker speeches regularly.
And while his speech was great, and some amplification helped set the tone of his story, it felt like he was yelling at us. I have no idea what that meant for the people on the floor at the convention.
Speaking in front of folks – no matter the size of the audience – is terrifying enough. But having to adjust on the fly how you tell your story must take years of practice (in front of receptive audiences and otherwise).
Reading this article, I can see why it seemed Cory Booker was yelling. He was feeling it.