Public Speaking Quotes And Sayings


Public Speaking Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of public speaking quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.”
– John Ford

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”
– D.H. Lawrence

“Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.”
– Dionysius of Halicarnassus

“What we say is important… for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
– Jim Beggs

“If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.”
– Dianna Booher

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”
Dale Carnegie

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”
Mark Twain

“A good orator is pointed and impassioned.”
– Marcus T. Cicero

“Oratory is the power to talk people out of their sober and natural opinions.”
– Joseph Chatfield

“He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.”
– Joseph Conrad

“There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.”
– Alexander Gregg

“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.”
– Lily Walters

“If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation your audience never will.”
– Harvey Diamond

“Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.”
– Micheal H Mescon

“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.”
– Mark Twain

“No one ever complains about a speech being too short!”
– Ira Hayes

“90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.”
– Somers White

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.”
– Wayne Burgraff

“The most precious things in speech are the pauses.”
– Sir Ralph Richardson

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”
– Martin Fraquhar Tupper

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Carl W. Buechner

“The problem with speeches isn’t so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin.”
– frances Rodman

“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
– Mark Twain

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”
Winston Churchill

“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest”
– Winston Churchill

“99% of the population is afraid of public speaking, and of the remaining 1%, 99% of them have nothing original and interesting to say.”
– Jarod Kintz

“Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way…”
– Paul Arden

“It’s much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what’s important to you about your message and speak from the heart.”
– Nicholas Boothman

“Charles was most comfortable by himself or, if that wasn’t possible, with his pack in the wild. Talking for hours in a crowded auditorium was not on any list of things he enjoyed—or things he was good at. At least no one had died. Yet.”
– Patricia Briggs

“In presentations or speeches less really is more”
– Stephen Keague

“The audience are likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech”
– Stephen Keague

“Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”
– Stephen Keague

“The customer is always right’ may have become a standard motto in the world of business, but the idea that ‘the audience is always right,’ has yet to make much of an impression on the world of presentation, even though for the duration of the presentation at least, the audience is the speaker’s only customer.”
– Max Atkinson

“Face your fears head-on, so as to shake its hand welcoming its invitation to overcome it.”
– Brandon A. Trean

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