“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today’s post comes from Carol Brown at OnlineCollege.org. Carol has gleaned 23 public speaking secrets from well-known people. As she says, while everyone has their favourite tip, nobody says it better than the great speakers. Each secret is accompanied by a quotation and a link where you can read more about that particular point. It […]
The moment our discourse rises above the ground line of familiar facts, and is inflamed with passion or exalted by thought, it clothes itself in images.
“The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
For PowerPoint slides that combine pictures of people and words, make the slides work by having the people look at the words.