Speech Class

Silver-tongued George W. Bush aside, the presidential candidates for 2000 are in dire need of better speaking skills. Speech and media expert Robert Dickman, voice-presentation coach Candice Coleman and positive-thinking guru Tony Robbins assess five hopeful but dull Speechmakers-in-Chief:

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NAME Bill Bradley

Appearance: "His posture is too casual. It doesn't serve him well" --CC

Expression: "He just keeps talking until he runs out of air" --CC Room for Improvement: "He's gotta show that playfulness" --TR

Strengths: "He has passion in what he says. He has conviction. He's believable" --RD

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NAME Elizabeth Dole

Appearance: "Because of the way...

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