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Be sincere; ! be brief; ! be seated. !

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; !courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.!

Winston Churchill

Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.!

Michael H Mescon

Find out what’s keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears.!

Gerald C Myers

Grasp the subject, !the words will follow.!

Cato The Elder

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.!

Dorothy Sarnoff

It’s quite simple. Say what you have to say and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down.!

Winston Churchill

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.!

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It’s not how strongly you feel about your topic, it’s how strongly they feel about your topic after you speak.!

Tim Salladay

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

In presentations or speeches less really is more.!

Stephen Keague

A wise man speaks because he has something to say; !a fool because he has to say something.!


You are responsible to your audience, not for your audience.!

Bill Gove

Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking

come as gold from the mines.!

A. Owen

! ! ! !Be skillful in speech, !! ! ! !that you may be strong.!


When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men’s minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.!


The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.!

George Eliot

Speeches measured by the hour die with the hour.!

Thomas Jefferson

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.!


If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.!

Gerald R. Ford

No one ever complains about a speech being too short!!

Ira Hayes

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very. Otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.!

C.S. Lewis

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.!


Speech belongs half to the speaker, half to the listener. The latter must prepare to receive it

according to the motion it takes.!

Michel de Montaigne

In public speaking, we must appeal either to the prejudices of others, or to the love of truth and justice. If we think merely of displaying our own ability, we shall ruin every cause we undertake.!

William Hazlitt

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