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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 114)

“The effectiveness of rhetorical questions in argument comes from their dramatic quality. They suggest dialogue, especially when the speaker both asks and answers them himself, as if he were playing two parts on the stage. They are not always impassioned; … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 87)

“[S]tories are told and retold because they contain wisdom. Stories are effective teaching tools. … Stories illustrate causal relationships that people hadn’t recognized before and highlight unexpected, resourceful ways in which people have solved problems. … “The story’s power is … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 86) – James Humes

“Quotes can indeed wield power. A speaker who drones on at the same tempo and in the same register of voice may find his listeners’ interest waning, but a quotation in the middle of a talk is like a baseball … Continue reading

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