Public Speaking Idea from Elvis Presley

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” Those are the words of Elvis Presley. And while he certainly wasn’t talking about public speaking, we certainly see public speaking as being part of the “V8” that can drive your ambition and help you attain your dreams. One of the keys to success in business [...]

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra

The recently departed Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, coined a sage bit of public speaking wisdom when he said, “I don’t want to make the wrong mistake.” What does this have to do with public speaking? The best speakers often make small mistakes because they speak extemporaneously, rather than relying heavily on a script or [...]

Public Speaking Tip From Harry Houdini

Category: Tips from Celebrities “The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.” Those are the words of the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.” Those are the words of John Wayne. And, when it comes to giving presentations, they’re good words to keep in mind. The fact is that anxiety is an inevitable part of presenting. And there is a good chance that you’re going to be scared. [...]

Public Speaking Wisdom from the Late, Great Yogi Berra

The recently departed Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, coined a sage bit of public speaking wisdom when he said, “I don’t want to make the wrong mistake.” What does this have to do with public speaking? The best speakers often make small mistakes because they speak extemporaneously, rather than relying heavily on a script or [...]

The History of the Motivational Speech

Category: Other To our mind, there’s nothing much more motivational than John Belushi’s (aka Bluto Blutarski) famous speech at the end of the movie “Animal House” when he is trying to motivate his sad sack fraternity brothers. "Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Updike

“A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.” Those are the words of John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize winning author who passed in 2009. Of course, he wasn’t talking about public speaking. But it’s certainly a good thought to keep in mind as [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Rudyard Kipling

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Those are the words of Rudyard Kipling. It’s a wonderful thought to keep in mind as the New Year begins.  The best presentations have lots of stories. Not only are stories memorable. But they are entertaining and they drive home your [...]

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