Our team of executive communication coaches rate the candidates' speaking skills at each major debate. These ratings are based purely on their speaking skills across a range of categories, not on their political positions. Here's how they did.
1 = Poor, 10 = Great
|Event: Presidential Debate 1||Date: September 26, 2016|
|1. Eye Contact||7||6|
|2. Vocal Delivery||7||7|
|3. Clarity of Speech||9||7|
|4. Language and Messaging||8||3|
|5. Facial Expressions||7||2|
|6. Hand Gestures||7||5|
|7. Body Language||7||5|
|8. Connection to Listeners||8||5|
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|1st Presidential Debate||Mon, Sept. 26|
|Vice Presidential Debate||Tues, Oct. 4|
|2nd Presidential Debate||Sun, Oct. 9|
|3rd Presidential Debate||Wed, Oct. 19|