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25 More Awesome Public Speaking Quotes


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We got a lot of positive feedback on our last set of 25 public speaking quotes, so we decided to dig a little deeper and find some more awesome quotes for you guys. These are some great words from …

We got a lot of positive feedback on our last set of 25 public speaking quotes, so we decided to dig a little deeper and find some more awesome quotes for you guys. These are some great words from some great and notable people in the presentation, public speaking and communication sectors. Do what you will with them, whether that’s memorizing them, putting them on your fridge or even just scanning them here for inspiration. They are fun, inspiring and useful for many aspects of communication.

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  • 2. Be sincere; !be brief; !be seated. !Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 3. Courage is what it takes tostand up and speak; !courage is also what it takesto sit down and listen.!Winston Churchill
  • 4. Best way to conquerstage fright is toknow what you’retalking about.!Michael H Mescon
  • 5. Find out what’skeeping them upnights and offerhope. Your thememust be an answerto their fears.!Gerald C Myers
  • 6. Grasp the subject, !the words will follow.!Cato The Elder
  • 7. Make sure you havefinished speakingbefore your audiencehas finished listening.!Dorothy Sarnoff
  • 8. It’s quite simple. Saywhat you have to sayand when you cometo a sentence with agrammatical ending,sit down.!Winston Churchill
  • 9. Speak clearly, if youspeak at all; carveevery word beforeyou let it fall.!Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • 10. It’s not how strongly you feel about your topic, it’s howstrongly they feel about your topic after you speak.!Tim Salladay
  • 11. 99% of the population isafraid of public speaking,and of the remaining 1%,99% of them havenothing original andinteresting to say.!Jarod Kintz
  • 12. In presentationsor speeches lessreally is more.!Stephen Keague
  • 13. A wise man speaksbecause he hassomething to say; !a fool because he hasto say something.!Plato
  • 14. You are responsible toyour audience, not foryour audience.!Bill Gove
  • 15. Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, butideas that rouse and set multitudes thinkingcome as gold from the mines.!A. Owen
  • 16. ! ! ! !Be skillful in speech, !! ! ! !that you may be strong.!Merikare
  • 17. When you wish to instruct,be brief; that men’s mindstake in quickly what yousay, learn its lesson, andretain it faithfully. Everyword that is unnecessaryonly pours over the side ofa brimming mind.!Cicero
  • 18. The finest languageis mostly made upof simple,unimposing words.!George Eliot
  • 19. Speeches measuredby the hour die withthe hour.!Thomas Jefferson
  • 20. Say not always what youknow, but always knowwhat you say.!Claudius
  • 21. If I went back to collegeagain, I’d concentrate on twoareas: learning to write andto speak before an audience.Nothing in life is moreimportant than the ability tocommunicate effectively.!Gerald R. Ford
  • 22. No one evercomplains abouta speech beingtoo short!!Ira Hayes
  • 23. Don’t use words too bigfor the subject. Don’t sayinfinitely when you meanvery. Otherwise you’ll haveno word left when youwant to talk aboutsomething really infinite.!C.S. Lewis
  • 24. In making a speech one muststudy three points: first, themeans of producingpersuasion; second, thelanguage; third the properarrangement of the variousparts of the speech.!Aristotle
  • 25. Speech belongs half to the speaker, half to thelistener. The latter must prepare to receive itaccording to the motion it takes.!Michel de Montaigne
  • 26. In public speaking, wemust appeal either to theprejudices of others, or tothe love of truth andjustice. If we think merelyof displaying our ownability, we shall ruin everycause we undertake.!William Hazlitt
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