public speaker

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public speaking

The act, art, or process of making effective speeches before an audience.

public speaker n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public speaker - a person who delivers a speech or orationpublic speaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
eulogist, panegyrist - an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
tub-thumper - a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker
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Approaching his 90th birthday, Wyn is still much in demand as an after-dinner speaker and compere.
Normanby-based Mick has established himself as an in-demand after-dinner speaker, working with such names as Paul Merson, Frank Bruno, Chris Kamara, Jeff Stelling and Ricky Hatton.
He now teaches, lectures and directs courses here and abroad and is in demand as an after-dinner speaker and at educational conferences.
NICK Clegg can now be booked as an after-dinner speaker - but it will cost you PS35,000.
AFTER-DINNER speaker and star guest Peter Shilton stepped up to cut the ribbon and formally open the Dilmun Club's new poolside bar, which boasts a removable screen.
He has since become a TV personality and after-dinner speaker.
SHAMED banker the Rev Paul Flowers aims to profit from his sins by becoming an after-dinner speaker.
At the dinner was Queen of the South boss Allan Johnston - ex-Kilmarnock, Rangers, Hearts and Scotland midfielder - and ex-FIFA referee turned after-dinner speaker Willie Young.
Dr Ray Lowry is a retired public health dentist, doctor, academic and former gag writer for the Two Ronnies who now earns a crust as a stand-up comedian, after-dinner speaker and coaching presentation skills.
Speakers include Darren Shickle, professor, from the University of Leeds, psychologist, Dr Fiona Fylan, business consultant and performance coach, Carmen Lester and after-dinner Speaker, double Olympiad and former modern pentathlete professor Greg Whyte.
The after-dinner speaker will be Morrell's former manager Denis Smith, who managed the club when Morrell finished top scorer in the 2002/03 promotion season.
She once read the sexy story - published in the Sins collection - as an after-dinner speaker at Narberth Food Festival.