An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I never use notes, they interfere with me.


Ken Blanchard (American business lecturer, author)

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It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.


Wayne Burgraff


A theme is a memory aid, it helps you through the presentation just as it also provides the thread of continuity for your audience.


Dave Carey


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 (1888-1955, American trainer, author, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")


No one can remember more than three points.


Philip Crosby


The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.


Philip Crosby


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


Top presenters have total control of their fears. They make fear their slave, not the master.


Doug Malouf (1934-, Australian novelist)


Humor heals the heckler.


Gerald C. Meyers


I use many props. The props act as cue cards reminding me of what to say next.


Tom Ogden


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


They expect a professional presentation, so they expect to see a "professional." Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don't be one of the crowd.


Wess Roberts (American author)


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