Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 145) – Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun – American Author and Speaker

“When I’m the speaker, I know that special moment [just before speaking] is the only time I will have the entire audience’s full attention. Unless an alien spaceship crash-lands on stage midway through the talk, the silence before I begin is the most powerful moment I have. What defines how well I’ll do starts with how I use the power of that moment.

— Scott Berkun

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2 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 145) – Scott Berkun

  1. Gopinath R. says:

    For the summary of Scott Berkun’s book Confessions of a Public Speaker, please visit my blogs
    http://bookwormsrecos.blogspot.in/2012/03/confessions-of-public-speaker.html (for a short summary)
    http://toastmasterspeeches.blogspot.in/2012/03/book-review-confessions-of-public.html (for an extended chapter-wise summary)

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