5 Books for Public Speakers

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I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speakingThis post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

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“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers fear of public speaking Gloria Steinem public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesThat really paralyzed me.

2018 123

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 295) – Byron Reese

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Quotes for Public Speakers Byron Reese public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes storytelling“Stories are central to humanity, for they gave form to human imagination, which is the first requisite for progress.” — Byron Reese Photo courtesy of byronreese.com.

2018 123

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 294) – Benjamin Franklin

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Quotes for Public Speakers Benjamin Franklin public speaking quotes quotes“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin.

2018 127

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 293) – Hillary Clinton

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“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking—and nobody starts out comfortable—you have to learn how to be comfortable. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hillary Clinton practice public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

2018 147

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 290) – Hamilton

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When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game … God help and forgive me I wanna build Something that’s gonna Outlive me … I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hamilton public speaking public speaking quotes quotes The Room Where It Happens

2018 122

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 288) – Salvador Dalí

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Salvador Dalí“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dalí.

2018 145

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 258) – Sophocles

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Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Sophocles“Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.” — Sophocles Photo courtesy of shakko.

2017 151

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 275) – Mies van der Rohe

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Mies van der Rohe public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity“Less is more.” — Mies van der Rohe Photo courtesy of Mies van der Rohe Society.

2018 167

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 284) – Anthony Bourdain

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Quotes for Public Speakers Anthony Bourdain public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying.” ” — Anthony Bourdain Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards.

2018 142

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 260) – Madeleine Albright

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Quotes for Public Speakers Madeleine Albright public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright.

2017 185

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 281) – Scott Berkun

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I’ve lectured to empty seats, and a bored janitor, in New York … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Scott Berkun“In hundreds of lectures around the world, I’ve done most of the scary, tragic, embarrassing things that terrify people. I’ve been heckled by drunken crowds in a Boston bar.

2018 155

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

2016 181

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 285) – Brent Kerrigan

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We must therefore present … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Brent Kerrigan public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Speechwriting“The cold truth is that audiences remember little about any speech. We may believe they have an infinite ability to remember our funding analysis and statistics, but they will remember one or two points, at best.

2018 140

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 282) – Seth Godin

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Quotes for Public Speakers Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin simplicity“If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.“ “ — Seth Godin.

2018 140

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 255) – Mark Brown

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Quotes for Public Speakers Mark Brown public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stories storytelling“Our stories are the key to connecting. They don’t have to be sensational; they just have to be sincere.” — Mark Brown.

2017 196

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 276) – Emma Bannister

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Preparation Presentation Guru Quotes for Public Speakers Emma Bannister public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Invest the time and energy into planning a powerful presentation and your audience will invest their time and energy in you.” ” — Emma Bannister.

2018 155

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 291) – Albert Einstein

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Quotes for Public Speakers Albert Einstein imagination public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein.

2018 120

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 286) – William Shakespeare

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Quotes for Public Speakers conversation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Shakespeare William Shakespeare“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” ” — William Shakespeare.

2018 122

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 257) – Dorothy Parker

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I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.” — Dorothy Parker. Quotes for Public Speakers Dorothy Parker public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Of course I talk to myself.

2017 175

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 269) – Robert Kennedy

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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Robert Kennedy“‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ ’ These men moved the world, and so can we all.

2017 166

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 292) – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes for Public Speakers Authenticity public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.

2018 106

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 274) – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers Mokokoma Mokhonoana public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Nothing complements a fast mind better than a slow tongue. And nothing aggravates a slow mind better than a fast tongue.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana Photo courtesy of Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

2018 150

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.

2016 196

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

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“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Gary Vaynerchuck Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

2018 128

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 272) – Oscar Wilde

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“When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound.” Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Oscar Wilde public speaking public speaking quotes quotes” — Oscar Wilde.

2018 140

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 273) – Jim Harvey

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If you’re forgotten, you’re … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers audience Jim Harvey Presentation Guru public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“If you don’t understand what the audience wants, you can’t be relevant. If you can’t be relevant, you won’t be interesting. If you aren’t interesting, you won’t be heard. If you’re not heard, you’ll be forgotten.

2018 149

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 151)

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers comfort zone Neale Donald Walsch public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel.

2017 151

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 256) – Jim Rohn

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Jim Rohn public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Time alone is really essential, to get away and contemplate, think, and wonder.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677.

2017 160

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 259) – Jonathan Evison

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Quotes for Public Speakers Jonathan Evison public speaking public speaking quotes quotes smile“You have to smile, if you expect anybody to smile back.” — Jonathan Evison Photo courtesy of Keith Brofsky.

2017 149

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 271) – Timothy Leary

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Quotes for Public Speakers Communication public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Timothy Leary“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” ” — Timothy Leary.

2017 138

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

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The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged.

2017 178

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 289) – Oprah Winfrey

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com.

2018 109

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 249) – Teddy Roosevelt

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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — Theodore Roosevelt. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking quotes quotes Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt

2017 182

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 279) – Dave Barry

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“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears—of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, of speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words ‘Some Assembly Required’ ” — Dave Barry Photo … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Dave Barry humor public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

2018 133

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 266) – Spring Washam

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers pause public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Spring Washam“When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins, there is a tiny gap called ‘now’ Over time we learn to expand that gap.” — Spring Washam Photo courtesy of springwasham.com.

2017 148

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes vulnerability“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com.

2017 138

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

2015 149

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 251) – Marie Curie

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Quotes for Public Speakers Marie Curie public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” ” — Marie Curie.

2017 166

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

2016 149

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

2015 151

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 268) – John Maxwell

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Quotes for Public Speakers Communication John Maxwell public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“The first time you say something, it’s heard; the second time, it’s recognized; the third time, it’s learned.” ” — John Maxwell.

2017 142