Public Speaking Quotes, Sayings about speeches

Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech.
– Martin Farquhar Tupper

Once you get people laughing, they’re listening and you can tell them almost anything.

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

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
Jerry Seinfeld

Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope.


The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain

Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.

Great speakers listen to the audience with their eyes.

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
Dale Carnegie

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
– Dorothy Sarnoff


If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.
Warren Buffett

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.

In presentations or speeches less really is more.
– Stephen Keague

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
– George Jessel

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