Do you remember the commencement speech at your college graduation? How about the toast at a loved one’s wedding? Your favorite influencer’s last keynote?
Some speeches, like these, stand the test of time. They have a way of moving us and staying with us even after the applause has faded. We quote them and share videos of them on YouTube, but why? What exactly makes these particular speeches so powerful?
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Legendary speeches open the eyes and mind of the listener. They paint a picture with words and inspire action or change.
While yes, a lot of this is thanks to the charisma and candor of the speakers themselves, there are several tangible and action steps less confident speakers can take to improve their own.
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Great speeches are clear, concise, informative, and interesting.