Kennedy’s speech at the Berlin Wall [video]

This was an inspirational type speech where the languages of ‘action’ and ‘feeling’ prevailed. Without credibility (ethos) this speech could not have succeeded; it offered security in a time of uncertainty. It is one of the most famous pieces of oratory in the Cold War years. More than a million West Berliners turned out to hear Kennedy. It is an excellent display of body language and tonality which dominated his non-verbal communication style.

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  1. Kennedy’s non verbal language says much. Why the emphasis on “Let them come to Berlin” – saying this so many times?

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