Taking Notes

Dear Prudence Palin…

This is a note card.

Note cards are handy tools for public speaking. You can write notes on them that you intend to use while you are speaking in public. Showing up with a few of these can even make people believe that you have thoroughly prepared for your presentation. A speaker with note cards can appear to be collected and can even rely on them as a bit of a crutch.

It can even, in some cases, help the speaker pronounce words correctly.

But all anyone who ever writes anything on her hand ever looks like she’s doing is cheating.

Listen. If a note card like the one above was good enough for President John F. Kennedy…don’t you think it might be okay for you, too?

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