Category Archives: Humour

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 159) – Unknown

“A good speech is like a beautiful dress: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting.” — Source unknown; often attributed to Winston Churchill Photo courtesy of igorjan / Flickr

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12 Public Speaking Lessons from “Comedian”

I just finished watching, for the second time, Comedian, a terrific documentary about the efforts of Jerry Seinfeld to get back into stand-up comedy after a decade of starring in one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 138) – George Eliot

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.” — George Eliot

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Great Souvenir (and Excuse) from a Presidential Speech

Here’s a great story. Eleven-year-old Tyler Sullivan from Minnesota skipped school last week to go with his father to see President Obama deliver a speech at a local plant. After the speech, Tyler met Obama. The President realized that Tyler was … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 128) – Author Unknown

His speeches to an hourglass, Do some resemblance show, Because the longer time they run, The shallower they grow. – Author Unknown Photo courtesy of Michael Himbault / Riebart on Flickr

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 118)

“Some people have a way with words and other people … uh … not have way.” — Steve Martin Photo courtesy of Joella Marano

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