Author Archives: John Zimmer

About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 285) – Brent Kerrigan

“The cold truth is that audiences remember little about any speech. We may believe they have an infinite ability to remember our funding analysis and statistics, but they will remember one or two points, at best. We must therefore present … Continue reading

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Find the extraordinary in the ordinary

My friend, Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. Lance has an extensive background in business and is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 284) – Anthony Bourdain

“Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying.” — Anthony Bourdain Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards

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A lesson from the Parthenon

I was recently in Athens, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had one free day and, as it was my first time in Greece, there was one place I had to see: the Parthenon that sits atop … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading

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