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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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.

Yet there was another unique and powerful communicator, the young Malala Yousafzai, who burst forth on the scene in 2013. Confident, focused, likable and articulate, she has command of messages, and continues to speak out for freedom and education for all.

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