“The Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2006”


Communications coach Bert Decker just named the ten best and worst communicators of 2006. To whet your appetite, here is the ten worst list:

  1. Nancy Grace

  2. Barry Bonds

  3. Mel Gibson

  4. Ray Tillerson

  5. Lindsay, Paris, Britney, and Nicole

  6. Senator George Allen

  7. OJ Simpson

  8. Shaquille O’Neal

  9. Rosie, Katie, and Meredith

  10. George Bush

Check out his ten best here. 7 is a lucky number, I hear. 🙂

By | 2015-03-17T09:41:41+00:00 December 30th, 2006|Categories: Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |11 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Rick December 30, 2006 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Interesting group of people. Can’t say that I disagree with most of it.

  2. Rick December 30, 2006 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Oh dude, you’re on the top ten list! Way to go!

  3. Gubatron December 30, 2006 at 4:45 pm - Reply

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  4. Josh December 30, 2006 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I totally disagree with his selection of Nancy Pelosi…of course, he is a little biased considered he consulted with her. I would not consider her a great communicator at all.
    Also, I would think more radio personalities would be considered as well as evangelists.

  5. Jaya Schillinger December 30, 2006 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    He’s right about you. I was at the ICF conference in St Louis for your presentation, and really appreciate how you weave in stories and humor so beautifully. I also appreciate how you communicate naturally, even a little punchy/tired that day. I’ll take natural over rehearsed any day!
    Here’s a pic. Sorry, but your eyes are closed in it. We sold several books from this blog post though: http://www.inspirationalbusiness.com/2006/11/guy_kawasaki_ru.html

  6. my sides ache from laughing December 30, 2006 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Seven is a lucky number? I don’t know how you can say that. With this top-ten/bottom-ten list, seven forever ties you together with OJ Simpson.

  7. Shefaly Yogendra December 31, 2006 at 12:21 am - Reply

    The Top 10 of whatever does not go beyond the boundaries of the USA or the English language. How extraordinary – or is it?

  8. James from rainy Wales (UK)! December 31, 2006 at 2:40 am - Reply

    As I said in the email, ‘http://blog.guykawasaki.com’ – A one-stop-shop for everything in life’!
    Happy New Year!

  9. Artorios May 27, 2007 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Can’t say I agree with the list….I mean where’s Michael Moore??

  10. Artorios May 28, 2007 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Also missing from the list is Senator John McCain.

  11. Bali Property September 6, 2007 at 8:38 am - Reply

    my fav no 7

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