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.

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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. 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. 253) – Dale Carnegie

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“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. Quotes for Public Speakers Dale Carnegie practice public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Public Speakers

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I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— A few weeks ago, my friend Timo … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Presentation public speaking Stories Timo Sorri

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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. 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. 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.

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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. 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. 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

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

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

2016 54

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 246) – Garr Reynolds

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“Humans are completely incapable of reading and comprehending text on a screen and listening to a speaker at the same time. Quotes for Public Speakers Garr Reynolds PowerPoint Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking quotesTherefore, lots of text (almost any text!), and long, complete sentences are bad, Bad, BAD.” ” — Garr Reynolds.

12 Lessons from Pablo Picasso for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

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. Use clear, simple language when you speak.

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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Every Public Speaker

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… Performance Confidence featured Nerves Practice preparation Presentation Tips Public SpeakingA few weeks ago, my friend Timo Sorri came to Geneva for a visit. Timo is an expert in presentation design. You can learn more about what he does on his website.

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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. Her task is to use that time … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers TED audience Bruno Giussani public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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.

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. 135)

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Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers China Chinese philosophy Integrity Public Speaking Quotations quotations quotes Taoism ZhuangziZhuangzi (??) (369 369 BC – 286 BC) Chinese Philosopher.

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.

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.”

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 quotes“Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.” — Garry Trudeau Photo courtesy of Linda A. Cicero / Stanford University News Service.

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 StoriesPhilip Pullman – English Writer.

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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.

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. Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Adlai Stevenson public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 154)

Manner of Speaking

“Students of public speaking continually ask, ‘How can I overcome self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an audience?’ Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955) American Writer and Lecturer.