A very enriching experience about leadership more and less about oratory skills. There were seriously some pages in this book which made me want to just stand up and clap for this guy - the way he dealt with the controversy involving a certain pastor (excuse my lack of religious accuracy), the way he dealt with a certain other politician, his speech amazingly honest about his upbringing and lineage - so much so that I am now convinced that in my view of all-star oratory masters, Mr. Obama holds a very respectful number 2 position. Now, let me be very clear, I don't say that because I want to curry favor with anyone (like that matters!) but it was genuinely amazing to know that someone thought of such a radical no-nonsense response when a lesser man like me would have beaten around the bush. And all that done with the finesse of master pianist's deft perfection of the notes. If that isn't the sign of an able orator displaying situational leadership tell me what is?Ms. Shel Leanne has done an amazing job. Not with her content in this book (besides that I mean) but with her clear-cut vision of what she wanted to say and in what context. Simple, she is convinced that Mr. Obama is the zen master of public speaking and passes that conviction on to us with irrefutable evidence. 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication', someone smart said a few decades ago and the author has proved it right with this book and its presentation. Worth a read if not a definite reference material on how to be awesome in public speaking.