Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) Polish Author and Novelist
Hmmm I’m not sure I’m going to agree with this one. I remember stunning TED talks where the speaker had obviously no experience in public speaking, and sounded like it. Yet the message was compelling. Or what do you think?
Hi David. Thanks for not agreeing! When I started this series of quotes, I said that I was going to just throw the quotes up without comment and let people decide for themselves. As a lawyer, I do think it important to say something of substance and make the right argument. Having said that, I have seen the opposite of what you have described; i.e., speeches with very little substance but with powerful rhetoric to sway the audience. Ideally, you want to have both.
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