Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

I am passionate about public speaking and helping others improve their public speaking and presentation skills.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 188) – Aristotle

“[I]t is not enough to know what we ought to say; we must also say it as we ought … It is, essentially, a matter of the right management of the voice to express the various emotions—of speaking loudly, softly, or between … Continue reading

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A Speech for the Boys of Summer

The Little League Baseball World Series is currently underway in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. I have not been following the competition closely, but yesterday I came across this story on ESPN. The team of Cumberland (from Rhode Island) lost 8-7 against Chicago … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 187) – Robin Williams

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams Photo courtesy of Eva Rinaldi / Flickr

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 186) – Francis de Sales

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.” — Francis (François) de Sales

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“The Power of Public Speaking”: An Interview

Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank that provides trading services, particularly in the foreign exchange marketplace. One of its subsidiaries, Dukascopy TV, broadcasts taped and live shows about business matters on the Internet. Recently, Dukascopy invited me to stop … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 185) – Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson – American Professional Golfer “It has been a lot of work. I still feel as though there is a lot of value in the proper preparation.” — Phil Mickelson

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