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President Trump Appropriately Prepared

  • Leadership
  • February 23, 2018
  • by Merrie Spaeth

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Stop with the criticism of President Trump for using notes during his visit with the victims and families of the Florida school shooting. I tell all my clients that it’s ok and even desirable to use notes. It’s very easy during a conversation to forget or lose track of the messages you want to get across. By using reminders instead of his famous tendency to wing it, the president is actually showing that he cares and wants to listen. 

As you can see, my old boss President Reagan used note cards. Let's not criticize President Trump for being appropriately prepared. 

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