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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 306) – Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, … Continue reading

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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. 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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 301) – Jimi Hendrix

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” —  Jimi Hendrix Photo attributed to Scanpix

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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. 294) – Benjamin Franklin

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin

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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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