Like a lot of people, I used to think powerful public speaking was about dazzling the audience with my verbal skill. The standing ovation was always the goal. Then I attended the Bill Gove Speech Workshop and learned the real secret. Americans are getting a large dose of this concept in the 2008 political season. Some candidates get it, but most of them don’t and are suffering the consequences. Mitt Romney and John Edwards are the latest casualties. Both are strong public speakers, yet neither seem to understand what makes it work. For Mr. Romney, this is a $40 million dollar lesson. So whats’ the secret? Listen to this post and see if you agree. I also want to welcome the new members of  This is a FREE resource for public speakers to showcase their talents to the world. ( 5:39 )