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Danae's Debating Career: 'I'm practicing argument-winning techniques...all that matters is the appearance of winning it.'
"In closing, let me tell you that never in the universe have I spoken before such an attentive audience."
William Pitt the Elder
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Shush, darling. Daddy's delivering his opening monologue."
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'He'll be really p****d if he doesn't get nominated for an award this year.'
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your money."
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"He looks like a dog, and smells like a dog, but sounds like an ass."
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'Did you teach him to speak?'
"There's no stopping him now... he's on a roll!"
J. Dudley - Statesman, orator, philanthropist, big deficit spender.
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'A 'pregnant pause' is effective only if you've already said something.'
People with anything valuable to say rarely become orators.
'I fully agree with both speakers.'
'I'd like now to introduce Len who will tell slightly humourous stories in his inimicable self-serving way,'
'Honestly how ridiculous! It says here that men who read out snippets from the newspaper are frustrated orators!'
'What can I tell you. I've always been a Kraut-pleaser.'
'He may be a financial whiz but he isn't much of an orator.'
'I loved your argument. When are you planning to perform it again?'
' Pol Meeting'
'I don't get it. He's got only one tongue and two ears, but he talks twice as much as he listens.'
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