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Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Be sincere, be brief; be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.


Two great talkers will not travel far together.

Spanish proverb

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.

Sophocles (497/6 BC-406/5 BC) Greek tragic poet.

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Speak and the man shall be shown.


A good speaker makes a good liar.

German proverb