Fear Of Public Speaking Quotes by Mark Twain, Jason Wiles, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Kumail Nanjiani, Jean de la Bruyere, Marcus Tullius Cicero and many others.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I’m no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I’m fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
I was extremely shy and had a terrible fear of public speaking. But I had fallen in love with stand-up.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
A good orator is pointed and impassioned.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
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.
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
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.
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
Know what you are talking about.
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
If you have a crippling fear of public speaking, recognize that that is perfectly normal. And know that the only way to get over those nerves is to fully understand the material, the points, the policy you are trying to explain – and then practice it a little bit.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
Know what you’re talking about.