10 Quotes to Inspire You to Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills

Whether we are speaking with colleagues or making a presentation to a small or large group of potential clients, the ability to speak effectively and make confident presentations is an essential skill that can greatly enhance our effectiveness as professionals or business people.

Though a lot us are aware of the importance of being able to speak confidently in public, we sometimes underperform in a public speaking situation.

Here are some deeply inspiring quotes that will inspire you to keep sharpening your public speaking skills.

If you can’t communicate and talk to other people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.

                                                          – Warren Buffet

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.

                                                           – Benjamin Johson


Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let fall.

                                                                – Oliver Wendell Holmes 


If all my talents and powers were to be taken from me by some inscrutable providence, and I have a choice of keeping but one, I would unhesitating ask to be allowed to keep the power of speaking, for through it I would recover all the rest.

                                                                                                 – Daniel Webster
U.S. Secretary of State, 1850-1852

 Nobody appreciates what you know if you don’t express what you know in a way that would be appreciated.

                                                           – Esther Omodiagbe


If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.                      

                                                                            – Hillary Clinton

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.

                                                                          – Jean de la Bruyere

 There is no such thing as presentation talent, it is called presentation skills.

                                                 – David JP Phillips

 A single 10-minute presentation has the power to convert your idea into reality.”

                                                                        –  Aayush Jain

 Engaging in lifelong learning to improve your public speaking skills is far from drudgery. It can lead to a better job, higher profits, more donations, and public policy objectives. That sounds like fun to me.
Ed Barks

 Assuming a passive posture when it comes to cultivating essential life skills is detrimental to our growth. The ability to speak confidently to small or large audience holds tremendous benefits for us as professionals or business people. Don’t just get motivated by these quotes, seek practical ways to sharpen your public speaking skills.