Charismatic candidates ‘charm’ many voters
Charisma is one of the most distinct personal qualities that can often work magic in giving an individual unduly influence or authority over large numbers of people. Many of this year’s election candidates vying for a seat in parliament, covet such attributes as charisma, a Greek word meaning, ‘favor or gift.’ With such a charming quality, these parliamentary hopefuls believe they can woo many voters. Moreover, the consensus amongst a slew of media specialists, all of whom were interviewed by KUNA, is that charismatic candidates have a greater likelihood of winning a seat in parliament due to their gift of gab and undeniable presence.
Meanwhile, media professor at Kuwait University (KU) Dr Khaled AlQahs said that the success of a candidate can be attributed to numerous factors, including their charisma or how appealing voters find that candidate to be.
“Charismatic candidates stand out due to the fact that they are easily marketable,” he said, adding that this enables them to attract a large voter base. Qahs added that charismatic candidates are usually articulate speakers, a factor though often overlooked, can either make or break chances of success.
On this attribute, public relations specialist Dr Khaled Al-Enezi noted that a charismatic personality can command undivided attention, adding that charismatic people are always social, active and ambitious. Furthermore, Enezi spoke of other virtues of equal significance such as honesty, optimism, and commitment, saying that such qualities can help candidates win the support of many voters. Dr Mohammad Al-Qarfan, an advisor on administrative development, said that charismatic candidates are capable of influencing voters, adding that their verbal prowess can sway voters to jump on their bandwagon. “Charismatic people possess this personal magic that allows them to lead by example,” he said. — KUNA
KUWAIT: As if fixed and mobile cameras were not enough, the 2016 parliament hopefuls are now resorting to an even more innovative method for filming rallies at their headquarters through the Phantom’s high-speed digital camera. It is not unusual now to see these state-of-the-art gadgets fly over crowds, capturing still and moving frames of high quality, which could be then uploaded to the candidate’s website or dedicated social media outlets.