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The Evocation of Heroes

superheroesNOTE: This is an actual speech I gave when I was working toward my CTM in Toastmasters (circa 1989-1990). In a way, it is the seed from which Public Speaking Super Powers grew.


Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superman!

(sung) Spiderman. Spiderman. Does whatever a spider can.

Her golden lasso compels you to tell the truth. She is so swift and keen of sight that she can throw off bullets with the help of her bulletproof bracelets. Who is she? Why, Wonder Woman, of course!

jesus christReligions have been based on this man’s teachings. He was a healer. He raised a man from the dead. He was a peaceful man. He was (and is still) considered, by some, to be the Son of God. He was Jesus.

lee iococaThis man took Chrysler from bankruptcy to stability and growth. Lee Iacoca.

We all need heroes. Heroes are an important part of our emotional and spiritual growth. Without their example, how would we know the greatness we can all achieve? Heroes show us the good side of human nature. They point to the wonderful person in all of us.
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