Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 148) – Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé – Scottish Singer and Songwriter

“You’ve got the words to change a nation,
But you’re biting your tongue.
You’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silence
Afraid that you’ll say something wrong.
If no one ever hears it, how we gonna learn your song?
So come, on come on,
Come on, come on.
You’ve got a heart as loud as lions,
So why let your voice be tamed?
Baby we’re a little different,
There’s no need to be ashamed.
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows,
So stop hiding it away.
Come on, come on.”

— Emeli Sandé

Photo courtesy of Emeli Sandé


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4 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 148) – Emeli Sandé

  1. Thanks, John. Beautiful song, great singer, better energy.

  2. Chris says:

    Great article, thanks for posting!

    Make sure to practice early and often. Practicing at home in front of a mirror can help you with your body language. Do whatever it takes to become comfortable with what you have to say. Being familiar with your speech is a necessity, but memorizing or reading from written material is not. Instead of reading your whole speech when you are at the podium, make a list of points that will remind you of each subject that you plan to cover. It is always a good idea to personalize your speech, and discuss personal stories that will hold the attention of the audience. Also remember to pace yourself, and speak slowly and steadily so that you are understood by everyone in the room.


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