SOURCE: Communispond, Inc.

Communispond, Inc.

February 23, 2016 08:00 ET

Presentation Skills Matter: Marco Rubio's "Disastrous" Debate Performance Shifted His Political Campaign

EAST HAMPTON, NY--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - Communispond Inc., the industry leader in communications, sales, and leadership skills training, posted a blog post that was the perfect example of how important presentation skills can be. The post, titled "Learning from Marco Rubio's Disastrous Debate Performance," points out four presentation tips that could have prevented Marco Rubio's disastrous debate performance.

During the Republican debate that aired the Saturday before New Hampshire's primary, Senator Marco Rubio displayed the meaning of "discomfort." Watching Governor Chris Christie eviscerate Mr. Rubio was anxiety-making, no matter who you support. According to the New York Times:

Mr. Christie had instructed the audience to listen for what he dismissively called the "memorized 25-second speech," adding, with a twist of the knife, that it was "exactly what his advisers gave him." 

When it was his turn to reply, Mr. Rubio -- inexplicably -- seemed to fulfill Mr. Christie's prediction, repeating the main idea of that same memorized-sounding speech about Mr. Obama. Almost word for word.

Anybody can make a mistake, but the mistakes made when presenting onstage can be difficult to recover from. Read the full blog post for four points that are covered in detail in Communispond's Executive Presentation Skills® program that help individuals develop, refine, and deliver powerful presentations to groups of any size. These tips may be too late to benefit Senator Rubio, but could be helpful to someone else in their next high-stakes event.

Read the full blog post at: and contact Communispond to learn how to prevent a disastrous presentation.

About Communispond

Since 1969, Communispond has helped more than 750,000 professionals worldwide improve their professional skills for sales, management, organizational effectiveness, and media appearances. Every Communispond program is designed to teach proven, practical skills that can be used immediately. For more information, please visit and connect with Communispond on LinkedIn and Twitter (@communispond).

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