When Melania Trump married Donald Trump, she became the step-mother of four. It is likely she will work closely with her step-daughter, Ivanka Trump, as they both support Donald in his political position. An expert revealed the one thing Melania and Ivanka have in common when making public appearances.
Melania is the step-mother of Donald Trump Jr, 42, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, 36, and Tiffany Trump, 26.
The couple also have one child together, Barron Trump, 14, who was born on March 20, 2006.
Donald was inaugurated as the President of the United States in January 2017.
Melania became the First Lady and Ivanka stepped up to work as one of Donald’s senior political advisors.
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Taking on these important roles, they have appeared at events and spoken about causes that are important to them.
When doing this, Melania and Ivanka have used the same technique, according to James Bryce, CEO and founder of communications analytics firm gweek.
He analysed speeches of both women to find they share a natural confidence when speaking.
He told Express.co.uk: “When we analysed both Ivanka and Melania’s earlier speeches, interestingly both women show they are competent, confident and eloquent speakers.”
Both of the Trumps appear comfortable when making speeches in front of crowds.
This could be thanks to the help of using a script, the expert suggested.
“It’s worth noting that this was the case when both women were evidently reading from prepared scripts or teleprompter,” James added.
“It’s also possible that these speeches had been rehearsed many times in order to allow them to deliver their messages without a single ‘um or ‘ah’.”
Melania Trump: She appears confident when making speeches
While Melania and Ivanka have looked confident, this could also be the result of lots of rehearsing.
Although they appear like natural speakers, James commented that it is difficult to fully understand how they are feeling.
By apparently relying on a script, it can become more challenging to gather their authentic emotions, he explained.
“When speakers merely read from script,” James said. “It’s hard to assess their speech.
“You can only assess genuine communication ability through spontaneous speech.
“You can’t tell whether they are truly agile, confident communicators or not.”
As well as appearing at political events with the President, both Melania and Ivanka have championed causes of their own.
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Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.
This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.
After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.
She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka.
Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.
Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.
Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.
She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.
On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.
There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.