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The vanishing art of oratory

Abraham Lincolns aren’t a dime a dozen to be sure but what most politicians lack in the charisma department can be at least partially offset by realizing that true greatness is in serving others and in engaging citizens with sincerity.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Gift of the gab: Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams had a certain zest for public speaking. But gone are the days of our elected officials moving us with their words and inspiring us with their zeal for country or province.

 

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The vanishing art of oratory

Abraham Lincolns aren’t a dime a dozen to be sure but what most politicians lack in the charisma department can be at least partially offset by realizing that true greatness is in serving others and in engaging citizens with sincerity.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Gift of the gab: Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams had a certain zest for public speaking. But gone are the days of our elected officials moving us with their words and inspiring us with their zeal for country or province.

 

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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