Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 54)

Sir William Keith Hancock (1898 - 1988) Australian Historian

“Oratory is dying; a calculating age has stabbed it to the heart with innumerable dagger-thrusts of statistics.” – Keith Hancock


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2 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 54)

  1. TJ Walker says:

    Great quote. I always ask my clients how many numbers they ever remember from other people’s speeches. The answer is either 1 or zero. That’s why I suggest that people focus on no more than one big number in a presentation.


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