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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. 195) – Georges Wolinski

“L’humour est le plus court chemin d’un homme à un autre.” (“Humour is the shortest road from one person to another.”) — Georges Wolinski

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Five Speaking Lessons from TEDx Place des Nations

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of speaking at TEDx Lausanne. It was a wonderful experience. Two days ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDx Place des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. It was held in the impressive Assembly Hall of the … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 131) – John Cleese

“If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it, you … Continue reading

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Using Humour When Speaking to a Foreign Audience

My last post about delivering a speech or presentation via an interpreter has generated a lot of discussion. One of the tips that I mentioned in that post was the importance of using humour carefully when addressing an audience of … Continue reading

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