Public Speaking Quotes

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Winston S. Churchill
“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”
Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
“If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.”
Winston S. Churchill

Paul Arden
“Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way…”
Paul Arden

Susan Cain
“Naked lions are just as dangerous as elegantly dressed ones”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Dale Carnegie
“Students of public speaking continually ask, "How can I overcome
self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an
audience?"
Did you ever notice in looking from a train window that some
horses feed near the track and never even pause to look up at the
thundering cars, while just ahead at the next railroad crossing a
farmer's wife will be nervously trying to quiet her scared horse as
the train goes by?
How would you cure a horse that is afraid of cars—graze him in a
back-woods lot where he would never see steam-engines or
automobiles, or drive or pasture him where he would frequently see
the machines?
Apply horse-sense to ridding yourself of self-consciousness and
fear: face an audience as frequently as you can, and you will soon stop shying. You can never attain
freedom from stage-fright by reading a treatise. A book may give
you excellent suggestions on how best to conduct yourself in the
water, but sooner or later you must get wet, perhaps even strangle
and be "half scared to death." There are a great many "wetless"
bathing suits worn at the seashore, but no one ever learns to swim
in them. To plunge is the only way.”
Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

Ashley Ormon
“Honestly, if everyone likes what you say something is wrong with your message.”
Ashley Ormon

Amit Kalantri
“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Todd Stocker
“A speaker should approach his preparation not by what he wants to say, but by what he wants to learn.”
Todd Stocker

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Dale Carnegie
“The first
sign of greatness is when a man does not attempt to look and act
great. Before you can call yourself a man at all, Kipling assures
us, you must "not look too good nor talk too wise.”
Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

Stephen Keague
“Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”
Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

Nicholas Boothman
“It's much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what's important to you about your message and speak from the heart.”
Nicholas Boothman, Convince Them in 90 Seconds or Less: Make Instant Connections That Pay Off in Business and in Life

Amit Kalantri
“Be a worthy worker and work will come.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stephen Keague
“No audience ever complained about a presentation or speech being too short”
Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

Amit Kalantri
“Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Great losses are great lessons.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stephen Keague
“In presentations or speeches less really is more”
Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

Stephen Keague
“The audience are likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech”
Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

Pliny the Younger
“So we must work at our profession and not make anybody else's idleness an excuse for our own. There is no lack of readers and listeners; it is for us to produce something worth being written and heard.”
Pliny the Younger, The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Amit Kalantri
“Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“If you can't impress them with your argument, impress them with your actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Slavoj Žižek
“€7,500, first-class, everything—and all that for 40 minutes selling them some old stuff.”
Slavoj Žižek

Amit Kalantri
“The decision is your own voice, an opinion is the echo of someone else's voice.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“If thinking should precede acting, then acting must succeed thinking.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Israelmore Ayivor
“To know if someone can speak offensively or politely, don’t give him poem to recite; don’t give him a song to sing. Just engage him in an argument and you will know it for yourself who he is.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

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