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50. Liddy Dole and Person-to-Person: From Law School to the Republican National Convention

The Commonwealth Club in Silicon Valley invited me to give a presentation about how to give a presentation. As I always do on such occasions, I spoke about the foundation of delivering every presentation as a series of person-to-person conversations. To demonstrate the technique, I showed a video clip of Elizabeth Dole at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Mrs. Dole, also known as Liddy, delivered a speech in support of her husband, Senator Bob Dole, as the Republican candidate for president. Shortly after Liddy began to speak, she departed from the usual delivery from the dais, picked up a hand microphone, and walked down to the convention floor. ...

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