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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 318) – Ronald Reagan

“I learned [during my time as a radio broadcaster] the fundamental rule of public speaking. Whether on the radio, on television or to a live crowd, talk to your audience, not over their heads or through them. Just use normal … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers

“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.“ — Richard Powers Photo courtesy of www.richardpowers.net

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 315) – Ernest Hemingway

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” — Ernest Hemingway

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” — J. K. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire

“The secret of being boring is to say everything.” — Voltaire

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 311) – Simone Weil

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Epictetus

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 309) – Pablo Picasso

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler

“As the polarized nature of magnetic fields can be used to generate electrical energy, polarity in a story seems to be an engine that generates tension and movement in the characters and a stirring of emotions in the audience.” — … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” —  Keanu Reeves Photo courtesy of Marybel Le Pape

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 303) – John Maynard Keynes

“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.” —  John Maynard Keynes

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