Winner and Loser, How Gracious Were They?

Watching the presidential election coverage I wondered, how the two candidates felt as the returns streamed in? How would the "loser" prepare himself for his final speech? And how would the "winner" present himself as he delivered that all-important acceptance speech to the American public?It was after midnight, when Governor Mitt Romney proudly walked on stage, by himself, greeting his supporters and proceeding to deliver his concession speech. His remarks were gracious and short, congratulating President Obama and calling on lawmakers and job creators to look beyond political lines and solve the problems facing the country.Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, escorted President Barack Obama, on stage as he greeted his supporters and acknowledging his re-election as President of the United States. Inspiring and patriotic, Obama remarks included painting a vision of a bipartisan nation and promising "the best is yet to come".Victory!Obama in his 20-minute, acceptance speech was the eloquent orator that we met during the 2008 election. He has an innate ability to quickly and easily connect with his audience by sharing stories or making anecdotal comments that reflect his understanding of the struggles of the average American, openly and easily sharing his love for Michelle and his daughters and the melodic inflection of his voice that makes it easy to listen to what he is saying. What I did miss during his talk was that famous Obama smile. He won and yet I never saw him smile or show any physical expression of excitement about his re-election.Final ThoughtsMy last comment. . . I couldn't help but notice how the stress of the campaign took a toll on both men. Romney and Obama both looked tired and perhaps even a little beaten up. And I am sure they are both glad it is over!Author's Bio:Stephanie Scotti, Professionally SpeakingExecutive Speech Coach, Communication Consultant/Advisor specializing in helping people deliver high impact presentations . . . when results matter! Highly regarded for her effective and insightful style of speech coaching, Stephanie enhances a clients natural abilities to engage, involve and inspire listeners by building on individual strength and personal style. Applying her proprietary C.O.D.E methodology, she provides practical tools and personalized feedback that result in immediate, noticeable improvement. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyWith 25+ years of experience and 3000+ clients, Stephanie consults with individuals in professional practices, Fortune 500 companies, international corporate executives (including non-native speakers from Russia, China, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Italy and India) and the highest level of government officials including the Presidents Cabinet.Contact Stephanie at: mailto:smscotti@professionallyspeaking.net - smscotti@professionallyspeaking.net - or 919.309.0500 https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mozilla.org%2Ffirefox%2Fnew%2F%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook%26utm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_campaign%3Dunsupported-browser-notification&h=TAQH8vsSS&s=1 - best search sites - http://www.blogigo.com/gustyvegetable549/Greg-Williams-Bio-Rice-University-Official-Athletic/838/ - search engines -