Speaking In Public Quotes by Claudius, Martin Farquhar Tupper, Winston Churchill, D. H. Lawrence, Cato the Elder, Gerald C. Meyers and many others.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Find out what’s keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears
Words have incredible power. They can make people’s hearts soar, or they can make people’s hearts sore.
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!
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
My greatest fear is speaking in public. You meet, like, um, people who just concentrate on me. I’d rather not have everyone focus on me.
I failed public speaking in grade school, ’cause I was so nervous and scared.
If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
What I do when speaking in public is trying to do it as best as possible and trying to make everybody comfortable with my words. Sometimes getting this is very difficult, but I try my best.
Know what you’re talking about.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.