Top 10 best and worst communicators of 2013

A look back at the winners and sinners of the year in the media.

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It’s that time of year. In case you forgot who made waves in positive or negative ways, here’s who made Decker Communications’ annual best and worst list. With lessons translated for use with your colleagues, your customers and even your kids, we’ll begin with the best.

Speaking out against the status quo—and actually creating change—is hard. The challenge and testament of a true communicator is to lead and influence action. The Top 10 Best Communicators of 2013 created change, caused us to think and act differently and powerfully moved us in the process.

1. Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai

Nelson Mandela was not only a unique and inspiring world leader, he was an outstanding communicator. It is only fitting that he head the list as the No. 1 communicator in 2013.

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