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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 271) – Timothy Leary

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” — Timothy Leary

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 268) – John Maxwell

“The first time you say something, it’s heard; the second time, it’s recognized; the third time, it’s learned.” — John Maxwell

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 230) – George Bernard Shaw

“I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first). According to Mantell, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Using Body Language When Delivering a Speech

Today’s post features some valuable advice about your body language when delivering a speech or presentation. It comes from my friend, Douglas Kruger. Douglas, who hails from South Africa, is a speaker, author and trainer. In his three-minute video below, Douglas demonstrates … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 127) – Carl Buehner

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl Buehner

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 123) – George Bernard Shaw

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Speak with Conviction

I recently had the good fortune of working with a number of teenagers to help them with their public speaking and presentation skills for leadership roles that they have in their youth group. It’s always great to see young people … Continue reading

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Good Penmanship for Public Speakers

The pen is mightier than the sword; but when it comes to public speaking, an empty hand is mightier than the pen. Sometimes, a speaker will take the stage holding a pen and deliver the entire speech or presentation without … Continue reading

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Public Speaking is a Risk

Did you ever have a really bad public speaking experience? For example, Did you ever forget what you wanted to say? Did you ever get lost, or stuck in traffic en route, and arrive too late? Did you ever have trouble … Continue reading

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog and has appeared on BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Introduction

Rhetoric is the art of using language with persuasive effect. Aristotle wrote the classic book on the subject, On Rhetoric, in the 4th century BC. For centuries, the study of rhetoric—the ability to speak in public and to move audiences with logic, … Continue reading

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