How can a speaker use quotes in a speech?
Using a good quotation in your speech could add strength to your message.
Here are four guidelines for using quotations in your speech.
1. State the source of the quote. Don’t pretend that those are your original words.
2. Quote from a person who is well known and well liked by your audience. If people don’t know and like the source they won’t like your message.
3. Use the quote to support your message. Don’t throw out quotes that don’t relate to your message.
4. Avoid the over-used quotations from the same people that most other speakers use. If you are repeating quotations that you’ve heard other speakers use, you aren’t demonstrating original thought.