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Inspiring Speech by Dying Man

Synopsis

Here’s a good example of an invocation / motivational / inspirational speech. It is delivered with the intention of motivating people to live a purpose driven life.

Excerpt of Speech

Last August I was told that in all likelihood I have 3 to 6 months left to live. I’m on month 9 now. Somebody said to me, in light of these numbers, “Wow so you’re really beating the Grim Reaper”, and what I said without even thinking about it is we don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living WELL, and…

Speech Type

Invocation / Motivation / Inspiration

Time

3 minutes

File Format

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Motivational Sports Speech 4

Synopsis

This inspirational speech targets to motivate the underdogs in a sports competition to win matches. It capitalizes on the common religious beliefs of the players to inspire them. The speech is built on emotions and ends in a highly energized climax.

Excerpt of Speech

I’m not trying to be a spiritual guy, I’m not telling you what to believe, I’m not telling you how to believe, but in every game at some point, even here, today I have a book that I believe in and I just pop a page and look through it. Sometimes that page gives me great insight and that is what I hope I can do here, today. It’s…

Speech Type

Invocation / Motivation / Inspiration

Time

2.16 minutes

File Format

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Motivational Sports Speech 5

Synopsis

This speech is best used to inspire others with positive affirmation. It is suitable to be delivered to a group of athletes who are about to attend a major event which requires courage and mental fortitude. It builds into a powerful climax in the end.

Excerpt of Speech

I’ve always been told that I’m too small, I’m not big enough, I’m not fast enough, I don’t have what it takes. But I’ve proven that I can be better that people would suppose. I can be best! But to be the best and remain being the best, sweat is necessary. Many great figures had their heels, yet they’ve accomplished enormous deeds…

Speech Type

Invocation / Motivation / Inspiration

Time

2 minutes

File Format

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Suggested Presentation Style

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Don’t Tell Me Words Don’t Matter

Synopsis

This is an election campaign speech. The speech title “Don’t Tell Me Words Don’t Matter” is repeated several times during the speech in order to brand the “war cry”. The speech uses both logic and emotion to move the audience into action. This speech helps the audience to see the bigger picture of what the election campaign is all about. It makes the listeners feel that they are doing something very important for their country. It has got a superb call to action in the end.

Excerpt of Speech

But understand this argument about words not mattering. The most important thing that we can do right now is to re-engage the American people in the process of governance. To get them excited and interested again in what works and what can work in our government. To make politics cool again, and important again, and relevant…

Speech Type

Persuasive / Inspiration / Motivation / Invocation

Time

9 minutes

File Format

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Suggested Presentation Style

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Wisdom from My Dead Fishes

Synopsis

Here’s a good example of an invocation / motivational / inspirational speech. It is serious & dramatic in order to increase it’s impact on the audience. The sentences are short which makes it easy for the audience to digest.

Excerpt of Speech

Ladies & gentlemen, my hobby is rearing fishes. I have two aquariums at home. My fishes taught me a very important lesson which I use in Toastmasters until today. I learnt that it is better to change a small quantity of tank water every week, than to change a large quantity…

Speech Type

Invocation / Motivation / Inspiration

Time

3 minutes

File Format

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Suggested Presentation Style

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