Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 75)

“It’s been said that music is what happens between the notes. I believe that a great speech happens between the words, during the pauses when an audience can reflect upon and internalize the message. Never forget the impact that a well-timed pause can have.”

— John Zimmer


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International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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5 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 75)

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  2. emanita01 says:

    “I believe that a great speech happens between the words …”

    John, I REALLY like that!

    Can I quote you?

    M. Anita

  3. Daniel says:

    “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” – George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist and Socialist (1856 – 1950)


    • John Zimmer says:

      Fabulous, Daniel! I’d forgotten about this gem. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. (I needed you to be there for Quote No. 50.)



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