As a speaker our job is to make key points stand out and be heard in the clearest and most concise way possible. One way to make this happen is by the use of quotations. Sometimes it is much easier for an audience to accept a hard truth or a painful reality, if a quotation from a famous person is used. Actually if you have several quotes from different people of importance for that one idea, then many people will look at your idea with fresh eyes. One problem people have with a speaker’s opinion is that they feel it is just an opinion, be it right or wrong. However if you give an opinion and then back it up with quotations from experts sharing that same opinion, now you fall into the expert category. Many people value the opinion of well know individuals and use these opinions for their own benefit. In today’s internet age, finding quotations is extremely easy. You can go to Google and type in your message and add “quotation” and you will find several possible ideas. You can also research books that contain nothing but quotations from many different sources. So do not be afraid of using a quotation. Just spend the time researching them to find the exact quotation for the exact message you want to speak about. Remember to find the correct quotation by the correct person for the ultimate success!
Quotes are to support your point not to make your point!