10 gems on good speech

  • They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner
  • It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. – Mark Twain
  • Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent. – Dionysius Of Halicarnassus
  • 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  
  • A good orator is pointed and impassioned. – Marcus T. Cicero
  • 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
  • The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. – Mark Twain
  • 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
  • Honestly, if everyone likes what you say something is wrong with your message. – Ashley Ormon

 

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