An inspirational speech doesn’t need the audience to take action. It’s intention is to create an uplifting emotional experience that leaves the audience feeling inspired. The goal of a motivational speech is to motivate an audience to take a specific action, usually in regards to personal or professional growth. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. A great speech isn’t just about soaring rhetoric. It’s about structure, timing, message, and other key components Minutes last forever when you’re stuck listening to a boring speaker. We’ve all been there, and with the season of graduations and commencements upon us, many of us will likely be there again. How many times have you heard someone give a talk, and walked away asking yourself, “What was he or she even talking about?” there are many great inspirational and motivational speeches that many of us are yet to know about Steve Jobs gave a speech in 2005 at Stanford “How to Live Before You Die”. This was a masterful speech organized into three stories: how taking calligraphy courses later impacted the MacBook (a story about connecting the dots), being fired from and returning to Apple (a story about love and loss), and what he learned from his first diagnosis with pancreatic cancer (a story about death). Will Smith: Speech from The Pursuit of Happiness in 2006 J.K. Rowling: gave speech “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” in 2008, I’m here to deliver an inspirational speech to you today about two peoples speeches that are extremely important and relevant to us and hopefully you may take some inspiration out of them. A man by the name of prince ea has a degree in anthropology, and writes amazing inspirational speeches and talks about our daily problems as society he said. Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cell phone? Kinda ironic isn’t it. How these touch screens make us lose.. Touch. But it’s no wonder in a world filled with iMacs, iPads, and iPhones so many I’s, so many selfies not enough us’s and we’s. see technoloGY has made us more.. Selfish and separate than ever. Cos while it claims to connect us connection has gotten no.. better. Let me express first Mr. Zuckerberg not to be rude but you should reclassify facebook to what it is an anti-social network cos while we may have big friend lists so many of us are friend Less. all alone cause friendships are more broken than the screens on our very phones we sit at home on our computers measuring self worth by numbers of followers and likes. Ignoring those who actually love us it seems i’d rather write an angry post than talk to someone who might actually hug us. Am i bugging? You tell me? cos i asked a friend the other day let’s meet up face to face he said “alright” “what time you wanna skype?” i responded with omg srs and then a bunch of omhs and and i realized what about me? do i not have the patients to have conversation without abbreviation? This is the generation of media overstimulation. Chats have been reduced to snaps. The news is 140 characters. Videos are 6 seconds at high speed and you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE but get a load of this studies show the attention span of the average adult today is one second lower than that of a goldfish so if you’re one of the few people that have yet to click off or close your mind to what I’m saying congratulations let me finish by saying you do have a choice yes but this one my friends we cannot autocorrect we must do it ourselves. Take control or be controlled. Make a decision me? No longer do I wanna spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone I’m just gonna keep them. I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore. I’m just gonna eat them i don’t want the new app, the new software or the new update. And if I wanna post an old photo who says I have to wait until Tuesday? I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity and conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity call me crazy but i imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries. Cos that’ll mean were one bar closer to humanity ill let you think about that for a moment. Inspiration from this speech. didn’t come from telling you to what is bad or what is good it was told with what is going wrong given my facts and then saying how it could be better. A man by the name of mark twain once said “i never let my schooling interfere with my education” it is said that a child educated only in school is an uneducated child. What does that mean? It means that true education is not merely learned through a textbook and the way to prove that one understands something is not merely through a test. This is the old way “the chalk and talk way” the way of memorizing facts and dates, then taking a test and then forgetting about them a week later. What good does that do? A man by the name of Howard Gardner came up with the theory of multiple intelligences. He said that there are auditory learners, kinesthetic learners, people that learn from touch, people that learn through stories, see we all have different gifts and strengths. And to create an educational system where only one type of learning is preferred, is absurd. Not only unfair, but it sacrifices the god given abilities of students; and the good of the world. He said the best advice he could give a student, is figure out how you learn. Just because you failed a test, doesn’t mean your slow. Just because your having a hard time understanding something doesn’t mean its impossible. Because there are no bad students only inflexible teachers. yeah, he went there. He explained that in year three his teacher ms Williams wanted to hold him back she told him he was slow. he said they are not gonna like me saying this but when i was growing up my parents thought that i had mental disabilities. No. i just wasn’t understanding in the way that they were teaching. A few years ago prince ea graduated magna cum laude honors with his degree in anthropology, Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. So you can see where his speeches come from his knowledge. He continued to say and ended his speech with The same man who took us to the moon, Wernher von Braun, failed math class twice. See nobody is slow but the secret is you must figure out how you learn and learn everything you can about what you love and i promise life will become a lot easier.
I like to show you a video now this one you want to pay attention to.
“ You are still alive act like it”
A man called Simon Sinek writes inspirational speeches people have said he is the “man everyone loves to listen to” “when he talks it is impossible not to listen.” This is because he knows what he is saying is true he speaks about things people don’t want to hear he backs himself with facts and talks about the issues of society “People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it”
“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motived people and inspire them,” Simone said he has a clear vision on what he wants the world to be. A vision where the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired to go to work or school, feel safe when their there, to return home and to feel good at the end of the day. He once spoke at a conference where he didn’t have a speech prepared he said “I have yet to experience where someone hasn’t asked me the Millennial question, he said the Millennials is a generation which is a group of people who were born approximately in 1984 and after and are tough to manage, they are accused of being entitled, and narcissistic, self interested, unfocused and lazy but entitled is the big one. And because they confound in leadership so much what’s happening is leaders are asking the Millennials what do you want? And the Millennials are saying we want to work in a place with purpose. Love that. We want to make an impact ya know whatever that means. We want free food and bean bags, these are his words not mine and so somebody articulates some sort of purpose their lots of free food and there are bean bags and for some reason, they’re still not happy. And that’s because there’s a missing piece what I’ve learned is I can break it down into four pieces. There are four characteristics. There’s parenting, the other one is technology, the third is impatient and the fourth is the environment. The generation that we call the Millennials too many of them grew up subject to.. not my words.. failed parenting strategies where for example they were told they were special, all the time, they were told they can have anything they want in life just cause they want it. Some of them got into honors classes not because they deserved it but because their parents complained. Some of them got A’s not because they earned it because the teachers didn’t want to deal with the parents. Some kids got participation medals for coming in last and the science is clear. It devalues the medal and the award and those who actually work hard. And it actually makes those who come in last feel embarrassed because they know they didn’t deserve it so it makes them feel worse. You take this group of people they finish school and get a job. There thrust into the real world and in an instant, they find out there not special, their mums can’t get them a promotion, that you get nothing from coming in last, and by the way, you can’t just have it cause you want it. And in an instant there entire self image is shattered so you have an entire generation that’s growing up with low self-esteem the other problem to compound it is we’re growing up in a facebook Instagram snap chat world so were good at putting filters on things we’re good at showing people that life is amazing even tho I’m depressed right so everybody sounds tough like they got it all figured out but in reality there’s very little toughness and most people don’t have it figured out and the more senior people say well what should we do? This is what you gotta do! Yet they have no clue so you have an entire generation growing up with lower self-esteem than the previous generation right through no fault of their own now let’s add in technology we know that engagement with social media and our cell phones releases a chemical called dopamine so you get a text it feels good right. we’ve all had it when you feel down and a bit lonely you send out 10 texts to ten friends hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hey hey hi cause it feels good when you get a response. It’s why we count the likes it’s why we go back 10 times to see is my Instagram going slower, did I do something wrong, do they not like me anymore? And then there the trauma for us to be unfriended because we know when you get it, you get a hit of dopamine it feels good it’s why we like it. Dopamine is the exact same chemical that makes us feel good when we smoke when we drink and when we gamble. In other words, It’s highly addictive. We have age restrictions on gambling and alcohol and we have no restrictions on social media and cell phones which is equivalent to opening up the liquor cabinet and saying to teenagers and saying oh, by the way, this adolescent thing if it gets you down. That’s basically what’s happening. You have an entire generation that has access to an addictive numbing chemical called dopamine through social media and cell phones as they’re going through the high stress of adolescence why is this important? Almost every alcoholic discovered alcohol when they were teenagers when we’re very young the only approval we need is the approval of our parents and as we go through adolescence we get this transition to get the approval of our peers very frustrating for our parents very important for us it’s a highly highly anxious period of our lives. we’re supposed to learn to rely on our friends. some people quite by accident discover alcohol and the numbing effects of dopamine to help them cope with the stresses and anxieties of adolescence unfortunately that becomes hardwired into their brains and for the rest of their lives when they suffer significant stress they will not turn to a person they will turn to a bottle. Social stress, financial stress, career stress. Pretty much the primaries of why people drink. What’s happening is because we’re allowed unfettered access to these dopamine-producing devices and media is becoming hard-wired and what we’re seeing is as they grow older too many kids don’t know how to form deep meaningful relationships. Their words, not mine, they will admit many of their friendships are superficial they’ll admit they don’t count on their friends, they don’t rely on their friends they have fun with their friends but they also know their friends will cancel on them as soon as something better comes along. Deep meaningful relationships are not there because they never practiced the skill set worse they don’t have the coping mechanisms to deal with stress. So when significant stress comes into their lives there not turning to a person there turning to a device to social media they turn to things that offer temporary relief, we know the science is clear we know that people who spend more time on facebook suffer higher rates of depression than people who spend less time on facebook these things balance alcohol isn’t bad too much alcohol is bad, gambling is fun, too much gambling is dangerous. There’s nothing wrong with social media and cell phones if you can imbalance. If your sitting at dinner or lunch with your friends and your texting someone that’s not there that’s a problem that’s an addiction and like all addiction in time it will destroy your relationships, it will cost time and it will cost money and it will make your life worse it just like you walk into the classroom the teacher hasn’t arrived yet, and straight away everyone is sitting on there phones, we all sit here like this, teachers here, okay, no! That’s not how relationships are formed. Relationships are not formed through a screen they are not formed through intensity but through interaction and consistency now you add in insensitive patience they’ve grown up in a world with instant gratification you wanna buy something you go on Amazon, it arrives the next day. You wanna watch a movie you long on and watch a movie, you wanna watch a tv show minge you don’t have to wait week to week to week right. I know people that skip seasons just so they can binge at the end of the season instant gratification, if you wanna go on a date you don’t even have to learn to be like heyyy you don’t even have to learn to practise that skill you don’t have to be the uncomfortable one swipe right. you don’t have to learn the social coping mechanisms right, everything you want you to have instantaneously everything you want instant gratification, except job satisfaction, and strength of relationships, there ain’t no app for that. They are slow, uncomfortable and messy proceses. This inpriation speech speaks to many of us here todayn as we are adalesmace stage in our lifes where technology is surrounding us. It is importsnt to remmember to put your phone down for a hour a day, to speak to the people in your lifes without a screen pressed to your face. An inspirational speech doesn’t need the audience to take action. It’s intention is to create an uplifting emotional experience that leaves the audience feeling inspired. The goal of a motivational speech is to motivate an audience to take a specific action, usually in regards to personal or professional growth. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. A great speech isn’t just about soaring rhetoric. It’s about structure, timing, message, and other key components because minutes can have an everlasting effect.