Oops! Florida senator loses last page of speech

During an important speech this morning, Sen. Marco Rubio lost the final page to his speech. Watch the clip and learn a few lessons.

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During an important speech this morning to the Brookings Institute, Rubio lost the last page of his speech. Many commentators used the opportunity to remind their readers that Rubio has repeatedly blasted President Obama for using a teleprompter, and that he once called the president, “The most articulate and talented teleprompter reader in America.”

I’m not sure the teleprompter (or lack thereof) is a significant issue in this case. Sure, a prompter could have helped Rubio avoid that momentary gaffe, but a plastic binder clip could have prevented it as well.

As a presentation trainer, I see three bigger issues here:

1. He’s reading.

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