We can a learn a lot from Nigel Farage. He is a lightening rod of controversy, and a polarising figure in the UK and all of Europe.
He has won over public opinion in his home country, but has amassed lots of enemies and critics along the way. This, however, is not such a bad thing. Having a target on your back means you are doing something right. It was Sir Winston Churchill who once said…
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Regardless of one’s opinion of the man’s politics, he is, without any doubt, an eloquent public speaker, holds amazing frame (even when under attack) and has no fear confronting, and often times, putting the hammer down on world leaders like French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.
British Prime Minister Cameron once described Farage’s UK Independence party as “fruitcakes”, “loonies” and “closet racists”. Now the UKIP is the leading party in the UK and crushed it last week during the European Elections, winning a whopping 27.5% (+11%) of the vote with 23 MEPS (+10).
The results left Westminster, and David Cameron, shaking from the political “earthquake” that Nigel Farage had long predicted.
Watch and learn how passionate public speaking is done and how debate is won.