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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 300) – “A Star is Born”

Quote No. 300 for public speakers. Hard to believe. When I began this series back in 2009 with Quote No. 1, I wasn’t sure that I would find enough quotes to keep it running for long. But time and again, … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 299) – Adam Duritz

“People ask me if I have stage fright. I say, ‘God, no, I’m completely comfortable there. I have rest-of-the-day fright.’“ —  Adam Duritz Photo courtesy of Taylor Spaulding / Flickr

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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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” —  Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. That really paralyzed me. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 295) – Byron Reese

“Stories are central to humanity, for they gave form to human imagination, which is the first requisite for progress.” — Byron Reese Photo courtesy of byronreese.com

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 293) – Hillary Clinton

“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking—and nobody starts out comfortable—you have to learn how to be comfortable. Practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 285) – Brent Kerrigan

“The cold truth is that audiences remember little about any speech. We may believe they have an infinite ability to remember our funding analysis and statistics, but they will remember one or two points, at best. We must therefore present … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 284) – Anthony Bourdain

“Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying.” — Anthony Bourdain Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 282) – Seth Godin

“If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.“ — Seth Godin

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 281) – Scott Berkun

“In hundreds of lectures around the world, I’ve done most of the scary, tragic, embarrassing things that terrify people. I’ve been heckled by drunken crowds in a Boston bar. I’ve lectured to empty seats, and a bored janitor, in New York … Continue reading

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