Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

“The Few”

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in modern history. On 20 August 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the British House of Commons and delivered his epic speech to honour “The Few” — the Allied … Continue reading

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Speeches from Film: Any Given Sunday

Today we look at a powerful speech by Al Pacino in the movie, Any Given Sunday. The premise for the movie (and the speech) is pretty simple: Pacino is the coach of a once-great football team that is now riddled … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 29) – Winston Churchill

“There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.” – Winston Churchill

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 13) – Winston Churchill

“First he read his speech; second he read it badly; third it wasn’t worth reading.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 9) – Winston Churchill

“It’s quite simple. Say what you have to say and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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The pause that refreshes

Today’s post is inspired by a 1929 ad from Coca-Cola.  In that year, the company came up with a truly great slogan that you still sometimes hear today: “The pause that refreshes.” As speakers, we can learn a lot from that … Continue reading

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