Date: 2019-03-10 20:04:42
“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
This was the opening line of what is now celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of all time, The Gettysburg Address. Surprisingly enough, this speech by President Abraham Lincoln was also one of his shortest.
Which begs the question, what made Honest Abe’s speech so incredible, that even now just about anyone you know can quote at least a little bit?
Elsewhere in history, Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated for his activism and his fight for civil rights. However, he is remembered most for his “I have a dream” speech. I’ll bet you didn’t know that originally, this famous snippet wasn’t actually going to be part of his speech during the march on Washington at all. What prompted MLK to share that dream, with a gigantic crowd of 250,000, was one female gospel singer who had previously heard about his dream earlier in Detroit.
The rest is, of course, history.
These two speeches have one thing in common; they were both spoken by men of impeccable confidence. Do you think they were naturally born with that much charisma? Maybe they were. But what about those of us who weren’t?
Confidence when speaking in public is a skill that can be learned, which has been proven by the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, and Joel Osteen, just to name a few.
Confidence when speaking in public starts with gaining a basic sense of confidence in your day to day life, and that’s the first thing you’ll learn how to do in today’s video.
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