In general, how good a public speaker are YOU? With any answer on your part, you should check out this post. How to Be a Better Public Speaker. And we all should learn and gain inspiration by viewing the best motivational speeches.
For us (Evans on Marketing), the most inspiring speech we’ve seen is the Steve Jobs 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. The speech truly inspires. And received 40 million views to date, including 30 million views at this one YouTube page.
What makes this such a good speech? How could you improve your public speaking? And your motivation after watching the speech?
HubSpot’s Best Motivational Speeches
“Being motivated at work is crucial for your performance. This rings especially true with a looming deadline. An important meeting. Or colleagues or customers depending on your performance. To help you stay motivated, no matter what your job throws at you, we decided to compile 23 of the best motivational speeches. They come from business, sports, entertainment, and more. To get fired up for a project, watch these videos. Trust me, I wiped my eyes after I saw them. And while the messages vary from speech to speech, they put you in the optimal frame of mind for tackling and crushing your next big challenge. (Disclaimer: Some speeches — *cough* Al Pacino *cough* — may contain NSFW language.)”
Click the image for Devenay’s full article. Then, scroll down to see his list of the most motivational speeches. [Our note: Different experts cite different speeches as best. And the order varies from list to list. For example, Evans on Marketing ranks the Jobs’ speech first. :-)]