Category Archives: Humour

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 227) – Boris Johnson

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.” — Boris Johnson Advertisements

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 183) – Winston Churchill

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Sir Winston Churchill

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 159) – Unknown

“A good speech is like a beautiful dress: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting.” — Source unknown; often attributed to Winston Churchill Photo courtesy of igorjan / Flickr

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12 Public Speaking Lessons from “Comedian”

I just finished watching, for the second time, Comedian, a terrific documentary about the efforts of Jerry Seinfeld to get back into stand-up comedy after a decade of starring in one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 138) – George Eliot

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.” — George Eliot

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