Michelle Obama: Crafting a speech like a leader

Published: Originally published online in Black Enterprise  as ’5 Leadership Lessons From Michelle Obama’ by Amanda A. Ebokosia

Mom-in-Chief. Golden smile. Arguably one of the most progressive first ladies of our time. Michelle Obama has made her mark. Coloring outside the lines of past traditional roles of first ladies, Obama plays an active role in support of her husband’s agenda. Like many first ladies before her, Michelle skillfully weaves a personal identity of her husband— an image that will gainfully assist him to his reelection. However, she accomplishes what few great speakers have done, evoking  exemplary practices of leadership through her words.


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