9 Ways an Epic Speech Can Change Lives

By Jane Atkinson

Can an epic speech REALLY change lives?

When I was 25, I stumbled across a Les Brown PBS special called “Live Your Dreams.” It Les-Brownwas a made for TV keynote and indeed one of those talks that could be called epic. Because of that one talk, I was prompted me get up off the couch and do something more with my life. He showed me that knowledge was the path to living my dreams and, by George, he was right!

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Given that we live in a world of Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty type reality TV shows, offering up important and relevant information is so critical.

What does an epic speech offer?

Here are 9 ways an epic speech can impact lives:

  1. Ideas that provoke thought
  2. Direction from a leader
  3. An opportunity to laugh
  4. Hope for people who are lacking
  5. Ideas to people who are stuck
  6. Energy to people who are burnt out
  7. Reminders to people who have forgotten
  8. Important information that needs to be shared
  9. A call to action that leads to change and results

In what ways has an epic speaker touched your own life? Please add your comments below.

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