Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 134) – Nick Morgan

Nick Morgan

Nick Morgan – English Communications Theorist, Speaking Coach and Author

“Speakers find joy in public speaking when they realize that a speech is all about the audience, not the speaker. … Most speakers are so caught up in their own concerns and so driven to cover certain points or get a certain message across that they can’t be bothered to think in more than a perfunctory way about the audience. And the irony is, of course, that there is no hope of getting your message across if that’s all the energy you put into the audience. … So let go, and give the moment to the audience.

— Nick Morgan


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5 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 134) – Nick Morgan

  1. Public Speaking Teacher says:

    I always tell students in my public speaking courses that it is all about confidence. How do you build confidence? Practice, practice, practice. That’s really all there is to it. The more you speak in front of groups the more comfortable you will become and your comfort translates directly to the comfort of your audience.

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  3. Nick Morgan says:

    Thanks, John, for the quote. I’d forgotten the specific words (but not the idea).

    • John Zimmer says:

      My pleasure, Nick. Thanks for being such a tour de force when it comes to helping people improve their public speaking and presentation skills.


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