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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 117) – Conor Neill

“Start strong with a ‘grabber’. A personal story, a quote from an expert or a shocking statistic —  something that takes a hold of your audience and gets them hooked and opens their mind to your message. Give the audience a chance … Continue reading

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A Public Speaking Lesson in a Pot of Clay

Today’s post was inspired by a story that I heard from my friend and fellow public speaker, Conor Neill. Conor came across the story via Malcolm Gladwell. I am not sure where Gladwell got it, but on with the story … Continue reading

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What will the audience do when you’ve finished speaking?

Long-time readers of this blog know that I frequently stress the importance of thinking about the audience before preparing a speech or designing a presentation. A speech or presentation is always about the audience: first; last; and foremost. That’s why … Continue reading

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