Reap The Lessons from a Stand-Out Speech

What elements make a great speech? Chancellor Angela Merkel hit upon more than a few when she spoke the day Germany locked down to fight the Covid-19 virus almost a year ago. Rhetoric experts responded by calling her speech the best delivered in 2020.

A panel of academics from Tubingen University described the Chancellor's address to the German people as a vividly written, well-structured model of rhetoric that “directly influenced the German population in a way that almost no other speech of the past years has done.”

Here are a few more reasons why her speech drew high praise: