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Motivational Sales Conference Speaker on How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – BREECHES – to get ’em evocating!

How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – BREECHES – to get ’em evocating!


Original illustration by Mark Anderson for Conor’s book “What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin”

“Now here is a gold-miner’s compliment. It is forty-two years old. It was my introduction to an audience to which I lectured in a log school-house. There were no ladies there. I wasn’t famous then. They didn’t know me. Only the miners were there, with their   BREECHES   tucked into their boot tops and with clay all over them. They wanted someone to introduce me, and they selected a miner, who protested, saying:

“I don’t know anything about this man. Anyhow, I only know two things about him. One is, he has never been in jail, and the other is, I don’t know why.”

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Published in   What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’  by Conor Cunneen

Original SOURCE:       Mark Twain’s Speeches: Compliments and Degrees 


Chicago motivational Motivational Sales Conference Speaker  Conor Cunneen is author of What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’ 

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Mark Twain – 9 Countries – 9 Quotes

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Mark Twain was extraordinarily well traveled for a man of his generation. Here are some of his thoughts on nine countries he visited.

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ORIGINAL illustration by Mark Anderson exclusively for What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’ by Conor Cunneen






“We have come five hundred miles by rail through the heart of France. What a bewitching land it is! What a garden! Surely the leagues of bright green lawns are swept and brushed and watered every day and their grasses trimmed by the barber.” – The Innocents Abroad 

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