First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.
Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Category: Things And Little Things
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Category: Will And Will Power
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?