Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
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.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
No one ever complains about a speech being too short!
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour.
Carve every word before you let it fall.
The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
If you don't know what you want to achieve in your presentation your audience never will.
There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.
Know what you are talking about.
Know what you're talking about.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
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