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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 74) – Ken Haemer

“Designing a presentation without an audience in mind is like writing a love letter and addressing it: To Whom It May Concern.” – Ken Haemer

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Corporate Templates Can Undermine a Slide Presentation

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. Without question, a well-designed template can make a slide presentation look professional and polished. … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 73)

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Benjamin Button and My New Year’s Wish For You

Last night, my wife, two daughters and I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Somehow, none of us had seen it before and it was great to have a family night at the movies in our own home. I … Continue reading

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

John Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker and author. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries. He regularly speaks to the leaders of a variety … Continue reading

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

A checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before their presentation. Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Elizabeth Gilbert

One of my favourite TED Talks is the one given by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love. In her talk, Gilbert speaks about the fears and frustrations of those who pursue a creative life, especially during … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 56)

“In an orator … we demand the acuteness of a logician, the profundity of a philosopher, the diction virtually of a poet, the memory of a lawyer, the voice of a performer in tragic drama, the gestures, you might almost … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 55)

“When I speak, I speak as if I’m talking to someone I love very dearly, and I am telling them something of great importance. I want them to hear it from me, be it good or bad. And when you … Continue reading

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Preparation vs Procrastination

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. In this blog post … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 54)

“Oratory is dying; a calculating age has stabbed it to the heart with innumerable dagger-thrusts of statistics.” – Keith Hancock

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A Public Speaking Alphabet

A – Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. A speech is for the audience and about the audience. Always. B – Books. There are so many resources available these days for public speakers. … Continue reading

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