Great job Shari!! Just as I mentioned in Shanna's post, you have done an excellent job in your comparison of persuasion and charisma. You stated that personality is a huge part of business communication. I totally agree. The analogy you used concerning bringing new ideas to the company happens everyday in our organization. Have you noticed that the people addressing the audience in these instances typically have bubbly personalities and can keep the audience attention?
Your examples of charismatic speakers are also on point! President Barack Obama is the epitome of charisma. He motivated an entire nation with three words, "Yes We Can", and he continues to motivate audiences. You brought attention to T. D. Jakes and the duality of his personality. Again, I have taught this class several times and T. D. Jakes has not been mentioned. I love your insight into his personality and you are exactly right!
Keep up the good work!