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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 236) – Luis von Ahn

“I was being unclear about what I was saying and I did not fully understand what I was trying to explain to [my PhD supervisor]. He would drill deeper and deeper and deeper until I realized that there was something that I … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 235) – Garry Trudeau

“Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.” — Garry Trudeau Photo courtesy of Linda A. Cicero / Stanford University News Service

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 232) – Abraham Lincoln

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking [about] what they want to hear, and one third thinking about what I want to say.” — Abraham Lincoln

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 231) – Susan Cain

“Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.” — Susan Cain

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 230) – George Bernard Shaw

“I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.” — George Bernard Shaw

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