Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2008 (by Bert Decker)


Every year my father, Bert Decker (author, entrpereneur, 30-yr communications expert) posts his Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of the year. This year you will see some twists and surprises.

Read the entire blog post here.

Ten BEST Communicators of 2008

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Tim Russert
  3. Randy Pausch   
  4. Colin Powell
  5. Mike Huckabee
  6. John Chambers
  7. Sarah Palin
  8. "New Communicators" — Nancy Duarte, Garr Reynolds, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin
  9. Tina Fey
  10. Anderson Cooper

Ten WORST Communicators of 2008

  1. George W. Bush
  2. Richard Fuld
  3. Rod Blogojevich
  4. Elliot Spitzer
  5. Roger Clemens
  6. Sarah Palin (yes…best and worst! Read how that's possible)
  7. Dan Rather
  8. Al Davis
  9. Rosie O'Donnel
  10. John McCain

How is Bert qualified to post this list? Here's his bio:

Decker is a national communications expert, best selling author and
entrepreneur, founding the communications training company Decker
Communications, Inc. He has been featured in the NY Times, Business
Week, 20/20, as well as being the communications commentator for the
NBC TODAY Show for the Presidential Debates.

  • Coach to Charles Schwab, U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former
    Mattel CEO's John Ammerman and Jill Barrad, Olympians Bonnie Blair
    and Tom Dolan, SF 49er All-Pro Brent Jones, and dozens of other executives
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of Decker Communications, Inc., a leader in communications training and executive coaching.
  • Consultant to Siemens, State Farm, Schwab, Met Life, and many others
  • Professional Speaker and best selling author of "You've Got
    to Be Believed To Be Heard" and "Speaking With Bold Assurance"
  • Co-producer of an Academy Award documentary
  • Entrepreneur, founder of four companies, Chairman of Bold Assurance
    Ministries, NBC TODAY Communications Expert commentator, Advisory Board Salvation Army

Follow him on Twitter @bertdecker

One Response

  1. Scribd says:

    George W. Bush? Was he the one that acted like Neo in Matrix when a shoe.. 🙂

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