Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 165) – Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955) American Writer and Lecturer

“Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.”

— Dale Carnegie


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7 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 165) – Dale Carnegie

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  2. mikeschultz says:

    Reblogged this on Brinker Toastmasters and commented:
    More to think about fom John Zimmer.


  3. Margarito I. Copeland says:

    When you really need a soul-stirring lecture on self-improvement, read Dale Carnegie quotes. Dale Carnegie, a prolific writer and lecturer, specialized in motivational speech. His most influential work was How to Win Friends and Influence People. Read Dale Carnegie quotes to know why he was such an authority on public speaking. His words provoke introspection, as they can lift a sagging spirit, and build self-esteem.


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  5. Sounds to me like superb storytelling advice! Thanks for sharing it John.

    Susan Trivers has some great, punchy posts about how to craft content that hooks your audience. For instance, here’s what she says about invoking a sensory response with your words:


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