Presidential Communications Skills

Presidential Communication: Essential But Not Always Present

As this race for President wears on, it is more obvious than ever that the ability of a President to communicate with the general public is a major factor in promoting success, and that some Presidents, but not a majority, have been exceptional in displaying Presidential communication skills.

Presidents who have shown the communications skills that are urgent to possess include:

Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama

The other Presidents, in one degree or another, lacked these skills and no matter how successful they may have been in accomplishing their goals, they tend to rank lower in the public mind.