Cicero  ‘Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.’ and ‘Great orators learn to speak by speaking’ .

Plato  ‘Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.’

Garr Reynolds  Good presenters are like good bloggers – Both speak in a human voice ! Those who speak in a human voice are not afraid to show some emotion. Good presenters emphasize logic, reasoning and evidence, but they never forget that both they and their audience members are emotional beings.’

Gavin Meikle  ‘When you start paying attention to the audience, you stop paying attention to yourself and the nerves start to dissipate.’

Lee Gomes  ‘…The culture of PowerPoint is something that bemuses, concerns and occasionally appalls PowerPoint’s two creators as much as it does everyone else.’ 

Tom Peters ‘Presentation skills are worthy of extreme excessive study !’ 

Marc Twain ‘It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech’

Seneca ‘Speech is the mirror of the mind’.

Sophocles ‘Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another’.