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I am looking for an adjective/noun for someone who is able to speak/ makes speeches very well and uses words effectively to influence/impress people.

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FWIW, Speak, not speech. Speak is a verb, speech is a noun. –  Jolenealaska Dec 11 '13 at 12:09
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What is wrong with influential speaker? –  Kris Dec 11 '13 at 12:41
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A semi-related term would be charismatic: exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others. –  Dryden Long Dec 11 '13 at 16:27
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I believe the word you're looking for is "persuasive". This is an adjective. Someone who is able to speak (not speech, "speech" is the noun) very well and uses words effectively to influence people could be said to be persuasive.

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Is it synonym with articulate? –  Meysam Dec 11 '13 at 12:19
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Articulate means that the person uses a wide vocabulary and phrases their sentences well to provide very clear and understandable meaning. Persuasive comes from "persuade", which means to convince someone using words or other means. When used as an adjective, it is most commonly used in the sense of being persuasive with language. –  Ledda Dec 11 '13 at 12:24
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A colloquial adjective: silver-tongued. "That silver-tongued con man convinced the entire city that they needed a monorail."

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You imply with your example, but I think it's worth stating explicitly: in modern usage, silver-tounged often has a negative connotation, despite originally being derived from "the tongue of the righteous" in Proverbs 10:20 –  Patrick M Dec 11 '13 at 22:41
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An eloquent speaker, orator, rhetorician ...

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To some extent, demagogue might also apply.

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or "sophist", if you want to go in that direction. –  Avi Dec 12 '13 at 0:05
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What about orator? It seems to me that persuasion is the essence of oratory.

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