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Finding The Right Quotation For Your Paper Or Speech Online
Imagine the applause, the appreciation, the pats on the back you’ll get after you’ve delivered your speech. The feeling is probably like…wow! This is the kind of ‘high’ you’re looking for. And you want to achieve this level of appreciation every time you deliver a speech, right?
Your best bet is to ‘ice’ your cake with a lot of quotes from respectable figures. Simple, you say. Well, good quotes are pretty hard to come by, given the fact that most lame quotes available are from celebrities who are either high on one thing or the other. Good quotes you want to use for your speech should be of substance, something that makes perfect sense, suits the audience, suits the mood and suits your personality. Quoting Schwarzenegger for an English Language speech is nonsensical. One of the most powerful ways to add ‘punch’ or ‘oomph’ to your speech is to add some logical and quirky ‘quotes’ into your speech.
For example, Christian Nevell Bovee noted that if you don’t have the wits to write your own quotes, quote another. “Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another’s wit”. And what about this quote from the 28th U.S. President, “I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow”. Using quotes from others in your speech is like borrowing another person’s brains and wits.
A popular source of quotes is this website - http://www.quotationspage.com/. It doesn’t rank highly on Google for nothing. There are thousands upon thousands of quotes in there that you can sort by author or topic. For your speech, find the topic that you’re going to speaking about, type the keyword in and you’re on your way. Recently, http://www.quotationspage.com/ implemented a new tool whereby you can compile your favorite quotes into your own quotations page which is useful for those who uses quotes in their speeches consistently.
http://www.quoteland.com/ is another popular quotation website that has tons of quotes that you can use in your speech. And who can forget http://www.brainyquote.com/ when it comes to quotes for speeches? By far, http://www.brainyquote.com/ has the most extensive list of categories to choose from in terms of quotes for speeches. This makes searching for quotes very easy indeed.
Now after finding all the quirky and funny quotes you think you like, it’s time to slip it into sections of the speech that you think it will fit into. Don’t be hasty in choosing your speech quotes because you might want to save the best few for last. It’s good to end with a good quote from someone famous.
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. President, said, "I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow."
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