Speech Tip for the President

After watching the Jan. 25, 2011 Presidential Sate of the Union speech, I saw something I’ve never noticed before. It appeared that many people, senators and representatives, were looking down, reading his presentation from a prepared text, instead of looking up at the President. It’s discourteous to the speaker, but almost inevitable if you hand out your speech ahead of time.

Mr. President, what we’ve learned in Toastmasters is that if you do have handouts for the audience, pass them out after your presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

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