You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart. John Ford Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine pa!ion moves you, say what youve got to say, and say it hot. D.H. Lawrence Let thy sp"ch be better than silence, or be silent. Dionysius Of Halicarnassus What we say is important for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Jim Beggs If you cant write your message in a sentence, you cant say it in an hour. Dianna Booher There are always three speeches, for every one you actua#y gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. Dale Carnegie It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu sp"ch. Mark Twain A good orator is pointed and impa!ioned. Marcus T. Cicero Oratory is the power to talk people out of their sober and natural opinions. Joseph Chatfield He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense. Joseph Conrad There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into you&elf, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience. Alexander Gregg The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives. Lilly Walters If you dont know what you want to achieve in your presentation your audience never will. Harvey Diamond Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what youre talking about. Michael H. Mescon There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Lia(. Mark Twain No one ever complains about a speech being too short! Ira Hayes 90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform. Somers White It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time. Wayne Burgraff The most precious things in speech are the pauses. Sir ralph richardson Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than sp"ch. Martin Fraquhar Tupper They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them f"l. Carl W. Buechner The problem with speeches isnt so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin. Frances Rodman Words have incredible power. They can make peoples hearts soar, or they can make peoples hearts sore. Dr. Mardy Grothe Speech is power: speech is to pe&uade, to convert, to compel. Ralph waldo emerson The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain For more on great tips for presentations, public speaking, and design, visit www.bigfishpresentations.com.