21 Quotes to Begin Your Presentation With a BANG!

Quotes to start or open a presentation

“This year, I am going to deliver the best presentation ever. I’ll work hard on my presentation skills and leave the audience wowed in the end.”

It’s every presenter’s wish. For some, even a New Year resolution. But very soon, that inspiration wanes and presenters slip back into their old, predictable, run off the mill style that dozes off the audience to an eternal sleep.

Let’s not repeat that sad story this New Year. No more boring “Hi, I am Mr. so and so and today, I am going to present on…” That’s the presentation of the stone age.

It’s 2015; time to rule the stage right from the word “Go”. Capture audience attention with an earth shaking quote. Audience loves to hear quotes by well-known personalities, over and over again. Pick one such quote relevant to your presentation topic and then support it, twist it, tweak it, challenge it or hammer it with every conviction and strength you can muster. Like this presenter:

Brian Chesky once said, “Build something 100 people LOVE, not something 1 million people kind of LIKE.”
Good for Mark Zuckerberg he didn’t read Chesky’s quote! Or even if he did, he thought to himself “I am going to prove you wrong Mr Chesky. I’ll make something which a billion people will LOVE to LIKE” Hey folks, ….

Audience won’t fail to pay rapt attention to what you are saying. Half the battle is won!

Get started now. Here are 21 earth shaking quotes award-winning presentation design agency Ethos3 have put together for you (Use any one relevant to your topic and see the difference. No excuses this time)

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Never underestimate the power of a famous quotation.

Do you know any other earth shaking quote that can be used to open your presentation in style. Tell us in the comments below.

P.S. A quotation isn’t the only way to open your presentation in style. We’ll keep sharing with you strategies and tips to radically transform your presentations this year…one step at a time.


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About Author
Anuj Malhotra

A potter maniac, I live in a world inhabited by wizards and Marvel's superheroes. Writing is my defence mechanism (Mr. Freud, analyze this). Presentations are my new found love.


  1. Thank you for sharing such valuable insights into make “Presentations” presentable and a must revist activity.
    Have an exception year for happiness and unmeasured success.
    God Bless!! Ms. Janet S. Anthony

    • Thank you so much for your warm wishes! Wish you ace all presentations this year!

  2. Marvelous Anuj! Great dedication and great work…..

    Stunning creativity which depicts the craziness / love that you carry for your work ….

    Wish you a wonderful year ahead and keep sharing

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