Claire Carpenter - The power of the spoken word


"What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to."

- Hansell B. Duckett

No-one ever complains about a speech being too short - Ira Hayes

Great advice from Gary Genard on how to use body language for self-confidence

Every speaker has a mouth;
An arrangement rather neat.
Sometimes it's filled with wisdom.
Sometimes it's filled with feet.

Robert Orben

Here's a great video from TedEd showing what happens to your body before you deliver a speech: science of stage fright

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

“Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident” – Dale Carnegie.

“The human brain starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” – George Jessel

“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening” – Dorothy Sarnoff

“Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated." – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent" – Dionysius of Halicarnassus