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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) – Mark Twain

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Quotes for Public Speakers Humour language Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotes Samuel Clemens“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

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“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric” — Aristotle.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 233) – Aristotle

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Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle public speaking public speaking quotes simplicity

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 233) – Aristotle

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Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle public speaking public speaking quotes simplicity

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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just gotta bear … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Adele audience Nerves public speaking quotes quotes stage fright“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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just gotta bear … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Adele audience Nerves public speaking quotes quotes stage fright“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 212) – William Butler Yeats

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“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler YeatsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Butler Yeats

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 228) – Plato

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“A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool speaks because he has to say something.” —  Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia CommonsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Plato public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 222) – Milton Glaser

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Wow is the one to aim for.” —  Milton GlaserFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Design Milton Glaser public speaking public speaking quotes“There are three responses to a piece of design—Yes, No and Wow!

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 242) – Bruno Giussani

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“When people sit in a room to listen to a speaker, they are offering her something extremely precious, something that isn’t recoverable once given: a few minutes of their time and of their attention.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 211) – Demosthenes

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“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.” — Demosthenes Photo courtesy of Sting / Wikimedia CommonsFiled under: Motivation, Quotes for Public Speakers. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Demosthenes Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 227) – Boris Johnson

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It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.” — Boris JohnsonFiled under: Humour, Quotes for Public Speakers. Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Boris Johnson humor public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 214) – Epictetus

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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” — EpictetusFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Epictetus public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 221) – Norman Vincent Peale

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” —  Norman Vincent PealeFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Norman Vincent Peale Power of Positive Thinking public speaking public speaking quotes“I give the same mashed potatoes for each speech. just change the gravy.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 223) – Irish Proverb

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Beagán a rá agus é a rá go maith. / Say little but say it well. —  Irish ProverbFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers brevity Design Irish Proverb Milton Glaser

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 224) – Anaïs Nin

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” — Anaïs NinFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Anaïs Nin courage public speaking quotes quotes“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 231) – Susan Cain

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“Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.” ” — Susan Cain Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers introverts Public Speaking Quotations quotes Susan Cain

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 218) – Alan Rickman

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But the story needs a great storyteller.” — Alan RickmanFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Alan Rickman public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stories storytelling“It is an ancient need to be told stories.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 239) – Maya Angelou

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Quotes for Public Speakers Maya Angelou public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” — Maya Angelou.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 238) – Alfred E. Neuman

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Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Alfred E. Neuman Public Speaking Quotations quotes“Political speeches are like steer horns: a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” ” — Alfred  E. Neuman.

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12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

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While reading through a collection of quotes by Picasso, it occurred to me that much of his wisdom is directly applicable to public speaking. Here

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 232) – Abraham Lincoln

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” — Abraham LincolnFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Abraham Lincoln audience Public Speaking Quotations quotes“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking [about] what they want to hear, and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 235) – Garry Trudeau

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Quotes for Public Speakers Commencement speech Garry Trudeau Humour public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesCicero / Stanford University News Service.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 142)

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Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) German-American Physicist. ” — Albert Einstein.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 135)

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Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Zhuangzi (??) (369 BC – 286 BC) Chinese Philosopher. ”  — Zhuangzi (??).

A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

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Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. It is designed to be comprehensive.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 236) – Luis von Ahn

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He would drill deeper and deeper and deeper until I realized that there was something that I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Duolingo Luis von Ahn public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes simplicity

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 219) – Tony Robbins

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“Give more to your audience than they have any right to expect.” — Tony Robbins Photo courtesy of Brian Solis / FlickrFiled under: Motivation, Quotes for Public Speakers. Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Public Speaking Quotations quotes Tony Robbins

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 156)

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Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Philip Pullman public speaking quotes quotations quotes Stories

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 220) – William Zinsser

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What member of an insurance plan can decipher the brochure explaining the … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Zinsser

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 153)

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“The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. ” — Adlai Stevenson.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 229) – Lou Holtz

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It doesn’t matter where your hands are.” — Lou HoltzFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers hands Lou Holtz public speaking quotes quotes“All you need is something to say and a burning desire to say it.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 239) – Maya Angelou

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Quotes for Public Speakers Maya Angelou public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” — Maya Angelou.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 154)

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“Students of public speaking continually ask, ‘How can I overcome self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an audience?’

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 238) – Alfred E. Neuman

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Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Alfred E. Neuman Public Speaking Quotations quotes“Political speeches are like steer horns: a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” ” — Alfred  E. Neuman.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 151)

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Olivia Schofield – Speech Coach, Trainer and Inspirational Speaker. speaker is an expert at being themselves.”

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 145)

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Scott Berkun – American Author and Speaker. Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Scott Berkun.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 232) – Abraham Lincoln

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” — Abraham LincolnFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Abraham Lincoln audience Public Speaking Quotations quotes“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking [about] what they want to hear, and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 240) – Howard Thurman

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Quotes for Public Speakers Howard Thurman public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 235) – Garry Trudeau

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Quotes for Public Speakers Commencement speech Garry Trudeau Humour public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesCicero / Stanford University News Service.

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