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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 220) – William Zinsser

“Who can understand the clotted language of everyday American commerce: the memo, the corporate report, the business letter, the notice from the bank explaining its latest “simplified” statement? What member of an insurance plan can decipher the brochure explaining the … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 218) – Alan Rickman

“It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller.” — Alan Rickman

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 217) – Walt Disney

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it better.” — Walt Disney

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 216) – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 215) – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 214) – Epictetus

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” — Epictetus

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 213) – Lady Bird Johnson

“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” — Lady Bird Johnson

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 212) – William Butler Yeats

“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler Yeats

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 209) – G. K. Chesterton

“A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.” — G. K. Chesterton

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 208) – Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein

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