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Al Pacino's Inch By Inch speech from Any Given Sunday

I don't know what to say really.  Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Either we heal as a team or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch play by play till we're finished. We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.
Now I can't do it for you. I'm too old. I look around and I see these young faces and I think I mean I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make. I uh....I pissed away all my money believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.
You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because in either game life or football…

Sylvester Stallone's Keep Moving Forward speech from Rocky Balboa

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. 
But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. 
But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that! I'm always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best thing in my life. 
But until you start believing in yourself, you ain't gonna have a l…

Creative Thinking (TI Speech Project 8 from CC)

Competent Communicator Project #8 Get Comfortable With Visual Aids Visual aids help an audience understand and remember what they hear. Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and audience, and use them with ease and confidence.5-7 Minutes
Opening  Let’s start with a clean slate, and clear up a myth: “Creativity is not just art, it’s a way of thinking about anything and everything.” When you hear the word creativity, 99% of the time, people associate it with art, rather than a way of thinking.   Today, I want to spend some time talking about creative thinking, and how we can improve our creative thinking skills. Let’s define Creativity: read the definition from the slide Body Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking Seems like traditional left brain right brain I think when you are solving problems, making personal or business decisions, you have to utilize both parts of your brain to collate information and come up with a novel solution and look at things critically and creati…