Poll: 60 percent of Israelis view “power of persuasion and public speaking skills” as President Obama’s strongest personal characteristic. 10 percent consider that his strongest quality is “daring”. A further 10 percent consider that “the striving for excellence” is his most prominent quality. 7 percent think that “authenticity” is the President’s prime quality.
Poll’s additional disclosure: fifty percent of Israelis view President Obama as the best speaker among the leaders of the western countries.
These findings were revealed by the first survey of its kind undertaken in Israel by Market Watch, a research and public opinion poll company. The telephone poll was carried out on a national sample of the mature Jewish population in Israel, (aged 18 +), in celebration of the publication in Israel of the new book “Barack Obama’s Secrets of Influence and Persuasion”, by Gil and Nili Peretz.
According to the survey results:
Almost half of Israelis rank President Obama as the best speaker among leaders of the western world.
1. President of the United States, Barack Obama – 47 percent.
2. Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel – 12 percent.
3. President Sarkozy of France – 10 percent.
4. Prime Minister of Italy Berlusconi – 7 percent
5. New Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron – 2 percent.
Analysis of the survey’s findings reveals additional results:
A: Gender comparison: 66 percent of men in Israel think that President Obama’s most prominent quality is his power of persuasion and rhetoric. A little more than half the women chose this quality (53 percent). The percentage of women, who chose “daring” as the President’s dominant quality, is almost double the number of men (12.9 percent of women versus 6.8 percent of men).
Comparison among the leaders, more than half the men (54 percent) chose President Obama as the best speaker, compared to 41 percent of the women.
President Sarkozy received the support of 11.5 percent of women’s votes, in comparison to 7 percent of men’s votes.
B. Comparison by age: young people at the ages 18 – 24 chose the “daring” quality twice as much as the rest of the population age groups, as President Obama’s strongest quality: 19.8 percent of young Israelis chose this quality. 50.1 percent of them chose his rhetoric ability facing an audience.
The book “Barack Obama’s Secrets of Influence and Persuasion” was written in Hebrew by an Israelis couple who are experts in their fields: the international speaker Gil Peretz, together with the excellence researcher, Nili Peretz, and was published in Israel by “Matar” Publishers, who publish Hebrew translations to works by Jack Weltch, Tom Peters, Spencer Johnson, Ken Blanchard, Lee Iacocca, Harvey Mackay, Robert Kiyosaki, Dan Arieli and Rudolph Giuliani.
Gil Peretz lectures across the globe on Obama’s effective secrets of communication, and the manner they can be utilized in speeches, presentations, sales meetings, and appearances in the media. Over the last two decades, Peretz has been advising and coaching company directors, international corporation chairmen and politicians in various countries, in preparation for important appearances in the media, and toward significant speeches in their career. Among others he has in the past coached and advised two Israeli Chiefs-of-Staff, ministers and ambassadors. Gil Peretz has worked with directors of international organizations such as: Microsoft, Allergan, Merck/MSD, Teva, HP, Hilton, British American Tobacco, Manpower, M-systems, SAP, and more.