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Presentation Quotes – Free

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A one page document of presentation quotes from famous people can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain 

I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they’d be up here on stage and I’d be out there watching them. Ethel Merman

It’s all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation. Rob Gilbert

The secret of being a bore, is to tell everything. Voltaire 

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. Dale Carnegie

Ask yourself, ”If I had only sixty seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across.” Jeff Dewar

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

The simplest way to customize is to phone members of the audience in advance and ask them what they expect from your session and why they expect it. Then use their quotes throughout your presentation. Alan Pease

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 Ford

No-one can say just how long a message should be, but you rarely hear complaints about a speech being too short. The amateur worries about what he is going to put into his speech. The expert worries about what he should take out. An artisitic performance is concentrated, has a central focus. Edgar Dale

Before I speak, I have something important to say. Groucho Marx

‘What is the use of a book’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’ Lewis Carroll

Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer 

And our particular favourite Murphy says… There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.


Adds interest to the session and emphsises key points.

Presentation Quotes – Free


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