The Public Speaking Fear Grid

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It’s no secret that many people are afraid of public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld has said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. This means, to the average person, if … Continue reading → Nerves Psychology of Public Speaking Jerry Seinfeld Mark Twain public speakingNumber two is death. Death is number two!

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Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

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The first week was spent at IESE Business School where, once or twice a year, I join four others to teach public speaking and communication … Continue reading → Delivery Conor Neill Feedback Florian Mueck gestures IESE pause public speaking Tobias Rodrigues Tony AnagorI recently had the pleasure of spending 10 days in Barcelona for work and pleasure.

2017 83

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 52

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 47

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

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

2018 43

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. 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’.

2016 73

When is your next public speaking engagement?

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It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speakingIt doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference.

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.

2017 65

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Uncategorized demosthenes greek orator orator Public Speaking public speaking expert

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

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I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

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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.

2017 63

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

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Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric“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.” ” — Aristotle.

2016 56

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 65

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. 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.

2017 50

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 39

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together. Princeton was also home to a public speaking expert and a student of the art of public speaking. One success that is near and dear is his dedication and respect for the art of public speaking.

2015 99

10 Lessons from Jim Carrey for Public Speakers

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The movie shows a side of Carrey with which many people … Continue reading → Motivation Psychology of Public Speaking Art Emotion Florian Mueck Jim Carrey Luciano Pavarotti Olivia Schofield Oscar Wilde public speaking storytellingI recently came across the six-minute film, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. It is a beautifully shot and wonderfully told story about Jim Carrey’s fascination with art, particularly painting.

2017 56

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.

2017 52

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 55

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

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

2017 46

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. 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 48

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.

2016 61

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.

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. ——— A few weeks ago, my friend Timo … Continue reading → Presentation Guru Presentation public speaking Stories Timo SorriThis post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

2017 62

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).

2016 56

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. 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. 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.

2017 54

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.

2017 54

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 37

Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

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He explores the subject over the course of … Continue reading → Audience Preparation audience Presentation public speaking Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceRobert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and is widely considered a modern philosophical classic. In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality.

2016 57

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.

2016 51

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 54

Public Speaking Trends

The Communication Blog

Here’s an interesting article that I just ran across while researching trends in public speaking. I paraphrase these in brief but the article is worth reading especially if you’re teaching public speaking. Public speaking in the business world is becoming more casual.

2016 33

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. Join a public speaking club such as Toastmasters and give speeches on a variety of topics. Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers.

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

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