With hours to go before the first match starts in the FIFA World Cup 2010 the DVD rental business, LoveFilm, has announced the winners of a customer competition. It’s a competition to find the top ten motivating speeches from the movies of all time.
According to their customers the top ten motivating speeches are:
LoveFilm has announced that it’s sent the England Football team manager, Fabio Capello, copies of each DVD. A good move. But I’m sure that Mr Capello has already worked through several drafts of his own motivating speeches!
Is this the right list? Probably for a modern UK or American audience it’s right. Because it’s certainly a modern list…with the oldest film being the 1985 movie, “The Goonies.”
Would you have included Paul Scofield’s 1966 performance in “A Man for All Seasons”? Or how about, Laurence Olivier’s 1944 performance in Henry V? Or how about something from the rich culture of Italy…with the subtitles, obviously.
Earlier in the month we reported how President Obama had given a world cup speech to the USA team. Perhaps he could have borrowed from a similar list?
So, when you need to give a motivating speech then you can always turn to our regular series of public speaking tips, podcasts and videos. And with more than a hundred top tips, there’s surely something for any motivational speech. And, of course, we come across all types!
But when you really want to hone your public speaking skills you should consider some training or coaching. Because that’s a tried and tested route to get the results that you need. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch when the time is right.
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The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+
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