Hanging out on a beach for a few days with a pile of magazines is a great opportunity to mine for some gems. Here are a few nuggets that could kick-start or revitalize many an article, speech or presentation:
Refine and refine. Find the inner beauty within and keep going. Live to refine.
I believe more in the scissors than the pencil.
If you don’t feel like what you’re creating is the best work you’ve ever done, it’s time to throw in the towel.
I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.
Pauses and silences give words the room they need to reverberate. And in that reverberation, meaning resides.
Kevin Clash (voice of Elmo)
When a puppeteer is trying to get something out of his puppet, you can see it on his face.
Everybody sort of has their own version of what they think I am. I’m just living my life and doing the best I can.
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Any of these quotes could fit in a Podium Coaching session on presentation skills. Many of them already do.
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