public speaker

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public speaking

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

public speaker n.
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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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Andy also gave an after-dinner speech where he spoke about his progress since being elected in May this year and the importance of utilising the Foundation.
WHILE one of the architects of the war in Afghanistan, Tony Blair, counts his after-dinner speech millions, Stuart Collins and his devoted fiancee Georgina Kennedy are trying to raise money for special callipers to aid Stuart to walk again after he was paralysed by a sniper in Helmand province.
Back in 2005, Professor of Racial Harmony Ron Atkinson said this at an after-dinner speech in Sheffield: "The Chinese people have the best contraception in the world - but I can't understand why there's so many of them because their women are so ugly.
The event was hosted by comedian Jason Cook, creator and star of the hit BBC2 comedy Hebburn, and the after-dinner speech was given by adventurer Jamie McDonald.
Mirfield Rotary president Sue Charlesworth said: "We initially asked Martin if he might know of a keynote speaker to provide the after-dinner speech on corporate social responsibility.
I had a good after-dinner speech and earned a decent living doing it," he says.
The bash, which will cost PS50 a head, includes a four-course dinner, after-dinner speech by England's legendary World Cup-winning keeper Gordon Banks, and comedian Mick Monroe.
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister joked at her debut after-dinner speech at London's Savoy Hotel that she has come to found out that recognition has its upside, its downside and "its backside," the Mirror reported.
Evening entertainment at this year's event included an after-dinner speech by TV presenter and doctor RicK O'Shea.
GOOD to hear that former footballer and reality TV star Neil 'Razor' Ruddock will appear at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa next month to give an after-dinner speech.
Evening entertainment at this year s event included an after-dinner speech by TV presenter and doctor Rick O Shea.