I've been getting more and more into shooting public speakers & politicians and have been having a little bit of trouble. It seems that I always come out with about 10 shots where the person looks like a goober for every 1 shot that they don't. It is especially tough to get a decent shot of people that aren't "professionals", as their faces tend to make some odd expressions when they're speaking and they tend not to pause and hold facial expressions.
Anyways, I've gotten a little better at it but I was wondering if there were any tricks that anyone could share. I've learned to follow the speeches better and anticipate pauses, but I'd like to get a higher number of "keepers" where the subjects don't have their eyes closed or mouth half open.