Undoubtedly, networking is one of the most important factors for startup success, which many entrepreneurs tend to underestimate. Attending pitching and networking events and conferences is a stepping stone to expanding your network, to establishing important business relationships and pitching your business to the right people.
Public speaking, as every other skill, can be learned through practice and even mastered over time. Becoming good public speaker will give you not only confidence and courage, but also will help you to attract the right attention to your startup.
Improving your public speaking skills is not an easy job, but it can be done. Here you can find ten quotes that will help you to become better public speaker and will give you valuable advice on how to grab the attention of the audience and to make the right impression.
“There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.” Alexander Gregg
“If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation your audience never will.” Harvey Diamond
“90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.” Somers White
“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” Wayne Burgraff
“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” Mark Twain
“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. Then hit it a third time — a tremendous whack.” Winston Churchill
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“There is only one excuse for a speaker’s asking the attention of his audience: he must have either truth or entertainment for them.” Dale Carnegie
“The audience is likely to remember only three things from your presentation or speech.” Stephen Keague
“During the first few minutes of your presentation, your job is to assure the audience members that you are not going to waste their time and attention.” Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger