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Question: Public Speaking

(Commissioner Rick Currie) was speaking the obvious (when he said at his re-election announcement that he’s a poor public speaker). The ability to speak in public is one of the hardest and most frightful functions of a politician. Appearance makes a difference too. Look back through the years, especially in the Presidential races. The way you look and sound, as much as people deny it, does make a difference. The old “comfortable shoe” syndrome plays a part, as in the case of Ronald Reagan. So, let the beauty pageant begin. Remember friends, a Beagle did win the Westminster Dog Show/Dick Haugen.

Question: Does public speaking bother you?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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