The Potent Simplicity of Donald Trump

Thank you for this insightful post. Actually, political speeches have been analyzed to find what makes some successful and other less, and it always comes around the simplicity of the words, the length of the sentences and the use of repetition.

Whether we like Trump or not, he genuinely understands the word demagogy and how to explain complex problems through simple words. And I think we can use these techniques when we want to have a maximum impact with a large audience.

Of course, if the audience is only composed of scholars, it will backfire, but in a vast majority of the cases, it will work tremendously right. We should never underestimate the power of simplicity.

Manner of Speaking

As election year 2016 rolls along in the United States, we can no longer ignore the very real possibility that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. I did not think that American politics could get much more bizarre, but this election cycle has proven me wrong.

As Trump’s support grows and as the Republican establishment’s conniptions over his popularity become more violent, it occurred to me that I have been remiss in not taking a closer look at his speaking style on this blog. So I am rectifying the situation.

Even if you share my opinion that many of Trump’s statements are repugnant, juvenile or just plain incoherent, there is no denying his ability to captivate and persuade a large segment of the population. There is much that could be said about Donald Trump’s speaking style but in this post I want to focus on one thing that he does very…

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