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“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” — Timothy Leary
“The first time you say something, it’s heard; the second time, it’s recognized; the third time, it’s learned.” — John Maxwell
“Remember, the presentation is to make an emotional sale. The document is the proof that helps the intellectuals in your audience accept the idea that you’ve sold them on emotionally.” — Seth Godin
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac Photo courtesy of Tom Palumbo
“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” — Marie Curie
“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged. The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading
“When people sit in a room to listen to a speaker, they are offering her something extremely precious, something that isn’t recoverable once given: a few minutes of their time and of their attention. Her task is to use that time … Continue reading
“Very, very, very important: Do not work in a vacuum. “You have to surround yourself with trusted people. You get so immersed in your work, you will not be able to see the forest from the trees. Frankly, you’ll be … Continue reading
“Political speeches are like steer horns: a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” — Alfred E. Neuman
“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
“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
“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