Member Video: Lincoln The Politician

The challenge here was to pack a lot of history into a 7-9 minute speech, setting Lincoln’s political and moral choices in the context of his time. My primary source was “Lincoln,” the biography by David Herbert Donald, particularly for the material about the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the speaking styles of the two men. –  David F. Carr

Notes: The audio is a bit faint, even though I was using a wireless microphone to try to improve that. Also, it sounds like near the end I said “Declaration of Independence” when I meant the “Emancipation Proclamation.”

Author: David F. Carr

Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc.

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