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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 190) – Edward Tufte

“What about confusing clutter? Information overload? Doesn’t data have to be ‘boiled down’ and ‘simplified’? These common questions miss the point, for the quantity of detail is an issue completely separate from the difficulty of reading. Clutter and confusion are failures … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 189) – Dale Carnegie

“A talk is a voyage with purpose and it must be charted. The man who starts out going nowhere, generally gets there.” — Dale Carnegie

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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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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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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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