Nursery Rhymes


  • Hands, gestures & mannerisms!

  • Good gestures helps to underline what is said

    • Elbow movement gives strength to gestures

    • Wrist movement conveys precision

    • Hands contain power and control

  • Bad Gestures distract! Twitches, fidgets and repetitious movements are fatal!

  • DON'T

    • Jingle your change

    • Play with your hair/pen/pointer

    • Scratch anything! Now learn more about your role as a Successful Speech Maker...

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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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