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Inspiring Speech by Dying Man


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


3 minutes

File Format

Text (.txt) file

Suggested Presentation Style

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