“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
Inaugural address, Washington DC, USA, Friday 20 January 1961
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s 35th president, was born on 29 May 1917 and was assassinated on 22 November 1963. He was one of the most gifted orators of modern times – for several reasons. First, he was appealing partly because of his youth, education, good looks and wealth. He was also a master at tapping into the optimistic spirit of the age. He understood the times in which he lived, the nature of his audiences and, above all, how to connect with people.
Lessons from John F. Kennedy
Make the most of your own qualities, experience and advantages. ...