President Obama’s speech to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women

October 15, 2010, 7:02 PM UTC
Fortune

by Patricia Sellers

If you’d like to see President Obama speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit last week, here he is on video on the White House website.

This was the first time we had a President of the United States speak at our conference. He was quite moving. And funny too–when the Presidential seal fell off the podium mid-speech.

That was a first too! David Axelrod, the President’s senior advisor, told David Letterman why he thought the mishap occurred. “Witchcraft,” he said.

Last week, I showed you the photos of the vanishing seal. If you watch the video just past the eight-minute mark–the President handled the incident with more panache than I bet you or I would.