Wed.Feb 29, 2012

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 119)

Manner of Speaking

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean Poet, Diplomat and Nobel Laureate. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song—but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.”. — Pablo Neruda.

The 10 Commandments of Presentations

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

A few years back I did a version of these.    Today, I was inspired to update them.      I.    Thou shall speak authentically, from the heart.   II.    Thou shall focus on the audience.   III. Thou shall not use Power Point as speaker notes.   IV.    Thou shall not begin thy speech with a joke*.      V.    Thou shall speak with all appropriate passion, and not be boring.   VI. 

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