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11 Epic Presentation Quotes To Fire You Up for Your Next Presentation

11 Epic Presentation Quotes To Fire You Up for Your Next Presentation



October 15 2015

You can always do better than your last presentation, whether it was a forgettable or an unforgettable one. To get you all fired up for the next big talk, we’ve rounded up 11 quotes from presentation giants that will surely make you roll up your sleeves, grit your teeth and work on the next masterpiece:


1. “There is no such thing as presentation talent, it is called Presentation Skills.”
David JP Phillips


2. “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”
Mark Twain

Presentation Quote by Mark Twain


3. “A good picture is worth a thousand words but a good story is worth a thousand pictures.”


4. “Speech is silver; silence is golden.”
Thomas Carlyle

Presentation Quote by Thomas Carlyle


5. “To persuade an audience find out what they believe in and then tell them they’re right.”
F.D. Roosevelt


6. “The audience are likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech.”
Stephen Keague

Presentation Quote by Stephen Keague


7. “Your slides should be a billboard not a document!”
Lee Jackson


8. “We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human - and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs.”
John P. Kotter


9. “The amateur worries about what he is going to put into his speech, the expert worries about what he is going to leave out.”
Edgar Dale


10. “It takes one hour of preparation time for one minute of presentation time.”
Wayne Burgraff

Presentation Quote by Wayne Burgraff


11. “Practice design, not decoration: Don’t just make pretty talking points. Instead, display information in a way that makes complex information clear.”
Nancy Duarte


Practice. Stories. Brevity. Pauses. Clarity. Small words, but can make a big difference to your presentation. Even if you follow two or three of these timeless gems of wisdom, you can guarantee yourself an unforgettable presentation, unforgettable for all the good reasons.


Check out this SlideShare for all 11 picture quotes:


And hey, don’t forget to tell us the presentation quote you loved the most in the comments below. If there’s a quote (other than those above) that fires you up every time, we would love to know and get inspiration from it.


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Best of luck for your upcoming presentation!


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2 thoughts on “11 Epic Presentation Quotes To Fire You Up for Your Next Presentation”
  1. Deen
    Thanks I've found the right inspiration.
    No 11.
    1. slideteam
      Yes Deen, that's a great tip by Nancy Duarte. Best of luck for your upcoming presentations!
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