14 quotes to inspire

14 quotes to inspire

Don’t assume live presentations will fall out of favour once we all leave lock-down and return to the office. There is nothing better than a face to face delivery. To keep you inspired, here are 14 great quotes on public speaking.

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain

“You are not being judge. The value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged.” Seth Godin

“If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation your audience never will.” Harvey Diamond

“Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.” Michael H Mescon

“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.” Mark Twain

“No one ever complains about a speech being too short!” Ira Hayes

“The most precious things in speech are the pauses.” Sir Ralph Richardson

“Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across." Guy Kawasaki

“The first time you say something, it's heard. The second time, it's recognised, the third time, it's learned." John Maxwell

“Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident” Dale Carnegie

“If you don't want to preach, put stories in your speech." Andy Harrington

“If you can't write your message a sentence, you can't say it in an hour." Diana Booher

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Carl W Buechner

“90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.” Somers White

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