Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 1) – Mark Twain

Sometimes, there are nuggets of gold to be mined in the briefest of words. Today, I introduce a new feature on this blog: quotes for public speakers. My plan is simply to let you have the quote and take from it what you will without additional comment from me. This will keep the posts short (and allow me, every now and then, to get away with not having to write a long piece!).

The quotes might be serious; they might be humorous; they might be bizarre; but they will all have something to do with public speaking. Do you agree with them? Why or why not? Do you have any other insights? Share your thoughts!

To start us off, I have chosen one of the legends of wit and a fabulous raconteur of stories: Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) American Author and Humorist

“There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.”

— Mark Twain

Advertisements

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
This entry was posted in Humour, Quotes for Public Speakers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 1) – Mark Twain

  1. Pingback: John Oliver on Quotations | Manner of Speaking

  2. Pingback: 5 Powerful Public Speaking Myths Debunked | Peak Under Pressure

  3. Pingback: 5 Fear Causing Public Speaking Myths Debunked |

  4. Pingback: Classroom Design and the Learning Experience | Getting Smart

  5. Pingback: Help Me Pick the 100th Quote for Public Speakers | Manner of Speaking

  6. Tosin says:

    Comedy is act of making people laugh till they pass gass but not till they poop.

    Like

  7. Pingback: Twitted by zimmerjohn

  8. Angela says:

    Such a accurate quote! I’m always a train wreck in advance of speaking, but it’s like I’m possessed by this brave and articulate person when I open my mouth… Thank goodness!

    Like

Join the conversation. We'd like to have your opinion.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s