Company Examples for Chapter 11: Oral Presentation

Wells Fargo CEO Gets Grilled (September 2016)

Must see TV: Senator Elizabeth Warren questioning John Stumpf about the Wells Fargo scandal during the Banking Committee Hearing.


Prime Minister Cameron Resigns After Brexit (June 2016)

Having campaigned for the UK to stay part of the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron had little choice but to resign when the vote was for "Brexit." (See full text.)


Maria Sharapova Delivers News Conference (March 2016)

Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted failing a drug test and took "full responsibility" for it during this news conference.


Older Examples

Ted Talks are great examples of engaging delivery styles and more. This spreadsheet ranks "engagement data" for Ted Talks and includes links to videos.

Presentation by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Useful to demonstrate a conversational style with minimal visuals.

Queen Latifah on 30 Rock. Funny illustration of delivery skills without content from the TV show 30 Rock.

Borat's failed attempt at humor ("not joke") from the movie Borat.

Celebrity news clips are useful to demonstrate exaggerated voice inflection: Access Hollywood and  Showbiz Tonight.

Jim Cramer has his own brand of delivery. Useful for demonstrating emphasis, pauses, and variation in tone and speed.

Oprah Winfrey's beautiful tribute to Rosa Parks. Useful to discuss a natural delivery style when reading from a script. Also useful to demonstrate pace, pauses, humor, rhetorical devices, and more.

Dutchess Kate Middleton's first speech, 2012.

Apple CEO at the Worldwide Developers Conference, 2012.

Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase, testifies about trading losses, 2012.

New York Mayor Bloomberg's news conference after Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

Miss Utah struggles with a question at the Miss USA Pageant, 2013.

Twitter CEO at University of Michigan commencement, 2013.

President Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner, 2013.

Jodie Foster's emotional speech at the Golden Globes Awards, 2013.

Senator Marco Rubio's odd reach for water during the State of the Union Address response, 2013.

More than 300 commencement speeches.

GM CEO Mary Barra addresses employees and answers tough questions about the company's failure to recall defective cars.

Ellen Page comes out.

CVS CEO announces that stores will stop selling cigarette products.

Employee advocacy group criticizes McDonald's low pay, and an employee questions the USA president at a dinner event.

NFL Commissioner's discussion of the Ray Rice situation, 2014.

NBA's Adam Smith's news conference about Don Sterling LA Clippers controversy, 2014.

NY Governor Cuomo addresses prison break in a news conference, 2015.

President Obama's news conference about the Charleston, SC, shootings, 2015.

Popular commencement speeches, 2015.

President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, 2015.

Following Clinton's announcement, Marco Rubio announces his run for president, 2015.

In a non-traditional commercial, Hillary Clinton announces her run for president, 2015.

Ranked Oscar speeches, 2015.