Motivational Quotes

Use your favorite motivational quotes in these simple exercises designed to help you get past your fear of public speaking.

No doubt you've got your own favorite motivating quotes. There's so many brilliant motivating sayings to choose from. They often seem so simple and obvious, you wonder why you didn't come up with them yourself.

Like Winston Churchill's:

"When you're going through hell, keep going"

Or this one from an unknown author:

"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public."

They often bring a smile because we relate to the message and we're delighted by an unexpected way of getting it across.

Now because they are so universally loved, why not use them as the subject of your next speech?

Exercise - Build A Speech Around A Single Motivating Quotation

  1. Choose some inspiring sayings you particularly enjoy. There are hundreds of web-sites that list them by author and category so there's no excuse for being stuck.
  2. Write a 6 minute speech about one of them. Make sure you put a bit of yourself in the speech too. Think in terms of Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Ethos - how you relate to it; Examples from your own life where the quote really rang true. Pathos - how and why it moved you. How you feel about the quote, what struck you about it, Logos - the author, the context, other facts of interest.
  3. Practice it a few times.
  4. Video yourself doing it.
  5. Upload your video to You Tube.
  6. Submit your video by filling out the form right below this box.

Tell Us About Your Video

Here's where you tell us about what's in your video.

Just type the story of your video in the Form below. Also make sure you include the You Tube embed code for your video.

We'll do the rest, and create a web page on this site just for you.

Then you just sit back and enjoy the constructive feedback you'll get!

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