Tag Archives: Mark Twain

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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 64) – Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” – Mark Twain

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 32) – Mark Twain

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain

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What drives you?

There is a word in Japanese – ikigai (生き甲斐 – pronounced “ee-ki-guy”). There is no one word in English that is its equivalent. In fact, to express the concept in English, we have borrowed a phrase from French – raison d’être. … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 7) – Mark Twain

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain

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