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Public Speaking: The Ultimate Skill to Master

Entrepreneurs know the importance of networking and are aware of the positive impact which their presence at important conferences and events can have on their startups. Entrepreneurs must master the art of public speaking in order to present their projects and businesses in front of big audiences in the most effective possible way.

Public speaking is a skill and as any other skill it can be practiced, learned and eventually mastered. Be ready to inform, influence and even entertain your audience and you are one step closer to becoming the master of public speaking.

Here you can find 10 awesome quotes on public speaking, which will help you to master the skill of giving remarkable speeches and captivating presentations.

“There is only one excuse for a speaker’s asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them.” Dale Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

“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

“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 S. Churchill

“There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.” Alexander Gregg

“If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” Dianna Booher 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou

“No audience ever complained about a presentation or speech being too short.”  Stephen Keague

“The audience is likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech.” Stephen Keague, The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting

“During the first few minutes of your presentation, your job is to assure the audience members that you are not going to waste their time and attention.”  Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” Wayne Burgraff

─ July 1, 2015