Speaking In Public Quotes by Gore Vidal, Kevin James, Susan Cain, Mark Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Jean de la Bruyere and many others.
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.
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.
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.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
I hated speaking in public. I would miss school just so I wouldn’t have to do it.
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.
I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I’m no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I’m fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.
The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Public speaking? I speak to myself on the street!
Since I am used to speaking in public, I know that it is useless.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.