Quotes and sayings provide inspiration and great presentation ideas

Quotes and sayings provide a popular source of inspiration in many walks of life. They can also be a good place to make you think about your approach to public speaking and your presentation ideas.

My favourite, and most used quotation is by George Bernard Shaw, and sums up the communication challenge beautifully.

Here is a collection of public speaking quotes, which will grow over time.

If you know a great quote that you think should be included, please let us know, and we will add it to the collection.


We think we are the only nervous public speakers out there. Mark Twain knew differently.




Engaging with your audience and making them feel - that's how to get your key messages across.



If only more speakers and presenters took this advice.


Few people find public speaking easy.


So very true.


Timeless advice many would do well to heed.


I agree because ...............

One of the most common challenges for my delegates and students.