Category Archives: Quotes for Public Speakers

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.)

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 319) – Nancy Duarte

“Research shows that people learn more effectively from multimedia messages when they’re stripped of extraneous words, graphics, animation and sounds.“ — Nancy Duarte

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 318) – Ronald Reagan

“I learned [during my time as a radio broadcaster] the fundamental rule of public speaking. Whether on the radio, on television or to a live crowd, talk to your audience, not over their heads or through them. Just use normal … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers

“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.“ — Richard Powers Photo courtesy of www.richardpowers.net

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 316) – Seth Godin

“The idea of marketing is this: Do you have a story that’s worth telling? Are there people who need to hear it and who want to hear it? And is it true? That’s marketing.“ — Seth Godin

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 315) – Ernest Hemingway

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” — Ernest Hemingway

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” — J. K. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire

“The secret of being boring is to say everything.” — Voltaire

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Epictetus

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 309) – Pablo Picasso

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

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