“23 Public Speaking Secrets Gleaned from the Greats”

Check out OnlineCollege.org's "23 Public Speaking Secrets Gleaned from the Greats" for a collection of quotes from 23 famous people about the craft of public speaking.

Some of my favorites:

"All the great speakers were bad speakers at first." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Slow down, especially at the beginning of a speech. You'll get the audience's attention by pausing." Bob Kerrey

"The single most important thing you can do is put yourself in other people's heads and hearts. I think about what they truly need, not what I want to talk about. Whatever size the group, whether five or 5,000 people, you have to at least try to imagine what each of those individuals are there for." Tony Robbins

"Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true." Brian Tracy

Read the rest of them at - http://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/02/01/23-public-speaking-secrets-gleaned-from-the-greats/

Thanks to reader Carol Brown for sending me the link.

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