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How to Use Quotes in Your Speech: 8 Benefits and 21 Tips (Flashback Friday #15)

On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re transporting back to September 2012 to learn about the benefits of using quotations in your speech.

It seems like every speaker intuitively knows that quotations are a good thing to add to a presentation. Yet, I often cringe when I hear a speaker use a quote which damages their message. Maybe the quote itself didn’t support their argument. Maybe the quoted source lacked credibility. Maybe the delivery of the quotation was lacklustre.

For those reasons, this article is one that I often pass along to fellow speakers. The practical tips are easy to follow and provide a virtual checklist to ensure that the quotation enhances your presentation.

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