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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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“It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, ‘charm the crowd’s ears more finely’.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 252) – Jack Kerouac

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Quotes for Public Speakers TED Jack Kerouac public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes simplicity“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac Photo courtesy of Tom Palumbo.

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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

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 253) – Dale Carnegie

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Quotes for Public Speakers Dale Carnegie practice public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Practise, practise, PRACTISE in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practise in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking.” — Dale Carnegie.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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I 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. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 263) – Winston Churchill

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Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Winston Churchill“Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world.” ” — Sir Winston Churchill.

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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.

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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. 254) – Warren Bennis

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Quotes for Public Speakers Leadership public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Warren Bennis“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis.

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

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Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

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Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard.

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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.

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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I 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. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.

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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.

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!

2016 60

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

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Quotes for Public Speakers Ibn Battuta public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes storytelling travel“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة).

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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

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

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Be alone, that is … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Nikola Tesla prepration public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind.

2016 57

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 46

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 are 12 quotes by Picasso with some ideas as to what we, as speakers, can learn from them. ” Lesson: All speakers can improve.

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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“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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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.

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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. I just change the gravy.”

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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. 223) – Irish Proverb

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

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 270) – Shiv Kera

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Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Shiv Kera“There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” — Shiv Kera Photo courtesy of Rajeev Verma.

2017 31

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. Preparation A Public Speaker's Checklist Business Checklist Keynote Logistics PowerPoint Presentation public speaking

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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. 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.

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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

2016 48

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 142)

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Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Albert Einstein public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes simplicityAlbert Einstein (1879 – 1955) German-American Physicist.

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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