public speaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public speaker a person who delivers a speech or oration
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
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    “Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.”

Usage

In literature:

In most cases, the person involved hasn't had too much opportunity to be a public speaker.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
The speakers began with a precipitancy hardly usual at a public meeting.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
Quaker Hill audiences are alert and keen hearers, and indulgent critics of a public speaker.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
He has an immense advantage over all other public speakers.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
He was careful about his dress, as every public speaker should be, and succeeded in borrowing one of his father's standing collars.
"Harper's Young People, April 13, 1880" by Various
I do not think I have ever heard any public speaker equal to Babberly in eloquence.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Writers of leading articles and speakers on public platforms began to quote and commend her.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
You could never persuade him that a public speaker could not learn to speak well.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
In these labor meetings young Mitchell took an active part and soon developed ability as a public speaker.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
He was an able public speaker.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
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In news:

And really, what is the job of a public speaker but to get you to love his topic.
He served the Second Church in Boston from 1829 to 1832 before launching his career as an essayist and public speaker.
Both of Denver's dailies today politely report the news that former Colorado House Speaker Doug Dean has been named director of the state's Public Utilities Commission.
New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell was the guest speaker for an American Society and Public Policy class at Jamestown Business College (JBC) on Nov 3.
JAMESTOWN — New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell was the guest speaker for an American Society and Public Policy class at Jamestown Business College (JBC) on Nov 3.
The guest speaker will be Sally Weatherston, a Vigo County Public Library storyteller.
After dueling public statements on the fiscal cliff, how much closer are President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner to coming together on a deal.
As a public speaker, are you as good as you think you are.
GARDENDALE — A renowned historian will be the guest speaker at the next Gardendale Historical Society meeting, which is Oct 20, 10 am, at the Gardendale-Martha Moore Public Library.
The city comptroller also got a guard who drove him around in 1978, Koch recalled, and the council speaker and public advocate followed suit when those positions were created.
President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met one-on-one for the first time to discuss ways to avert the "fiscal cliff".
Under pressure from the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner started a public negotiation with President Obama saying Republicans would accept new tax revenues if tied to tax and entitlement reform.
Speakers at the meetings encouraged those who attended to adopt a resolution stating that public school students are suffering because of too much standardized testing.
Champion wrestler and public speaker Kyle Maynard, center, poses with Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Chapin, left, and brother Roger Chapin.
For months, political strategists have known Herman Cain is a great public speaker.
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In science:

The Speaker’s Bureau, which has been organized through the GGR in cooperation with other groups, should help with this public mission.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
ISMD 2008 I will not provide explicit citations to the corresponding publications, assuming that interested readers could find the needed refer ences in the Proceedings contributions of the corresponding speakers.
Theory Summary: International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics 2008
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