Fear Of Public Speaking Quotes by Mark Twain, Dale Carnegie, George H. W. Bush, Jean de la Bruyere, John Ford, Pope John Paul II and many others.
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.
Know what you’re talking about.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
Know what you are talking about.
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.
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.
Say what you have to say, and then stop.
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 took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
A good orator is pointed and impassioned.
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.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
Fear paralyses you – fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.