Turn off the sound for the next Presidential Debate!

“I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score.”

That “great advice” came from New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler in his story on September 27, 2016 in the New York Times as he reported on the Presidential Debate.

turn off the sound during the debate

In essence, Mahler’s test supports academic research that is not what you say that counts, it’s how you say it that counts. Be mindful of that before you get an opportunity to say anything. You are judged the minute you are seen — before you speak. This applies not just the Presidential Debates, but to any situation we find ourselves in.

We take in more with our eyes than we do with our ears. We are basically visual beings. Let’s face it – actions speak louder than words.

I challenge each one of you to score the candidates Presidential demeanor in the next presidential debate by watching it with the sound muted.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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