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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” —  Charles de Gaulle

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9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. The team at Adobe Spark recently reached out to me to share a blog post that they had … Continue reading

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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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Seven Powerful Public Speaking Lessons from “Mad Men”

My recent post in which I had some fun with the hit TV series, Breaking Bad, reminded me of a clip from another popular series about which I wanted to write, Mad Men. If you who don’t know the show, Mad Men is set in … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 173) – Martin Farquhar Tupper

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.” — Martin Farquhar Tupper

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Speeches from Film: The Pursuit of Happyness

One of my favourite movies from recent years is The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. Based on a true story, the movie is about Chris Gardner, a man in financial difficulty who is trying to raise his son alone … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 37)

“The most precious things in speech are the pauses.” – Ralph Richardson

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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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A Charlie Brown Christmas: Linus’ Speech

We can learn an awful lot about giving a good speech from Linus. In “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Linus delivers a 45-second speech that is full of insight into great public speaking and presentation skills. Continue reading

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