P11.3 / Many experienced speakers are more comfortable with a brief set of notes, or not notes at all, which allows them to communicate more directly with the audience.
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UNITED STATES - AUGUST 29: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, studies his speech before the start of the third day of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He is scheduled to speak this evening. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)