Speech Class

Tonight I had to give a speech for my communications class. The purpose of the speech was to introduce a speaker to an audience. The audience could be anyone, and the speaker could be anyone, living or dead. Bellow is my outline of my speech. The speech was to be no longer than 3 minutes. My audience was a group of business professionals and I was introducing Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Every one of you in this room has accomplished much; each of you are successful business owners. We are here tonight to listen to our guest speaker share with us tips on how we can become even more successful!

It is my privilege to introduce to you someone whom I have admired for quite some time now.
A man who seems unable to understand the meaning of ‘give up.’
A man who always strives to conquer his next challenge.
A man who has now realized that helping society is the greatest challenge, and thus is unable to help himself from trying to meet the challenge.

His life reads like an all American story book. He came to this country at the age of 21 with little money and a heavy Austrian accent. However, he decided for himself that he would do great things, and he did. By the age of 32 he obtained two Bachelor Degrees, one in ‘Marketing of International Fitness’ and one in ‘Business Administration’ By the age of 33 he was named Mr. Universe 5 times and Mr. Olympia 7 times and was the world authority in Body building.

With his impressive physique he moved into acting. Everyone said he had no chance due to his thick accent and unpronounceable last name. However, he was highly successful. His film career has spanned 33 years, so far, and includes many hits I’m sure everyone here knows.

But , i believe, the work he is the most proud of, is his work with kids who have little in life except for their hopes and dreams. He has made it his mission to help kids in the poorest neighborhoods and kids with physical disabilities reach their potential. In 1990 he launched the Inner-City Games Foundation to bring after school programs nation wide. In one of his visits to After-School All-Stars he is quoted as saying “You think when you come here, “you’re the big star, you’re going to inspire them…” but in the end, with their courage, they are the ones who’ve inspired you.”To this day he is still trying to meet the challenge of helping society.

Ladies and gentlemen I’d like to introduce you to The Austrian Oak, Mr. Universe, The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, and now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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