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Speech 40:  Elie Wiesel:  The Perils of Indifference

Speech 40: Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference

Elie Wiesel delivered a breathtaking speech at the White House on the 12th of April 1999.  His message combined his own experience of the holocaust and the evil of apathy. “The opposite of love is not hatred, it’s indifference… Even hatred at times may elicit a...

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Speech 39: Nellie McClung (Should Men Vote?)

Speech 39: Nellie McClung (Should Men Vote?)

"Manhood suffrage would plunge our fair province into a perfect debauchery of extravagance, a perfect nightmare of expense..." Nellie McClung, the Canadian author and suffragist, delivered a satirical address in a mock parliament performance, turning the tables on the...

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Speech 38:  Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg Address

Speech 38: Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered on the 19th of November 1863 remains one of the most impactful speeches of all time.   Perhaps the most impressive use of so few words the world has ever seen.   "Four score and seven years ago our fathers...

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Speech 37:  Oprah Winfrey (their time is up)

Speech 37: Oprah Winfrey (their time is up)

Oprah Winfrey was given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on 7 January 2018.  She used this occasion, and her powerful platform to make a stand. 

“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men.  But their time is up.  Their time is up.  Their time is up.”

This is a speech for the history books and speech that helped shape history.  At the time, the MeToo movement was rapidly gaining worldwide momentum.  The genius of this speech is that Oprah nails the zeitgeist – the right message, to the right audience at the right time.  

This short speech offers the everyday communicator some awesome lessons…

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Speech 32:  Richard Feynman (The Scientific Method)

Speech 32: Richard Feynman (The Scientific Method)

In 1964 Richard Feynman spoke about the scientific method.  His blend of humour, conviction and unbounded curiosity make this a compelling speech. "Guessing is a dumb man's job.  Actually, it is quite the opposite and I will try to explain why..." He is a funny man...

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Speech 31: Nancy Astor (Maiden Speech)

Speech 31: Nancy Astor (Maiden Speech)

Nancy Astor was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons, serving from 1919 to 1945.  Her maiden speech was delivered on the 24th of February, 1920. "I know that it was very difficult for some honourable members to receive the first lady MP into the...

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