Yesterday I posted a clip of John Fees, the CEO of McDermott International, announcing the mPowerTM modular reactor. It was an important announcement, delivered competently by the responsible leader of a major international engineering company. At least one of the comments on that post asked for a bit more “enthusiasm”.
Having spent my life around people who work on complex systems and carry a lot of responsibility, I tend to give them a pass when it comes to their role as public speakers. I am more interested in working in organizations where the leaders are informative than in attempting to work in an organization that deals mainly in inspiration and soaring rhetoric. However, I do like that stuff now and again so I turn on occasion to politicians and preachers to get me fired up.
Zach Wamp is the representative of the 3rd District of Tennessee. As you will see in the above video, he is fired up and it is pretty obvious to me that he has learned some of his speaking techniques from some of the revivalist preachers in the denominations that are prevalent throughout the south. When it comes to talking about new nuclear power plant development, speakers inspired by revivalist preachers are somehow appropriate.
At Atomic Insights, if you ask for enthusiasm, you get enthusiasm!