Nursery Rhymes

Language

  • Never use bad language during a speech!

  • Keep your language simple!

  • Never make assumptions about your audience - your language and the words you use must be understood by all members of the audience

  • Avoid jargon!

  • Impress your audience with the content and information in your speech, not the length of the words you use! Enhance your speech with the effective use of your voice...

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Language

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Quotes about Speeches
Take heart from the following famous quotes about making and writing speeches!

  • "It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author

  • "The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance."
     American actress and writer Ruth Gordon (1896-1985)

  • "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!"
    Rufus Isaacs, Lord Reading (1860-1935) English politician

  • "Be sincere; be brief; be seated."
     Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) US President

Famous Speeches & Speech Topics
Giving and Writing Speeches

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