An early speech which reveals Lincoln's attitude toward government.

Speech by Mr , Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2016, Sydney, 22 February 2016.

The classic speech demonstrating mastery of thought and expression.

An inaugural journey speech which refers to the Declaration of Independence.

The speech which prompted John Wilkes Booth to murder.

It’s high school it’s not really that important – This is amazingly hard to understand when you’re actually in high school. Be out of it for over a year and it becomes abundantly clear. Don’t act like your speech is the end of something spectacular, it’s usually not.

But he insisted his speech Tuesday night would not dwell on race.

Good luck. If you want to I’ll gladly critique your speeches. Regular readers: Go nuts. I know some of you have some pent up rage from high school.

The speech ended abruptly, and that was a strange note on which to end it.
Old English "act of speaking, manner of speaking, formal utterance," variant of , related to "to speak" (see ), from Proto-Germanic (cf. German "speech"). The forms were extinct in English by 1200. Meaning "address delivered to an audience" first recorded 1580s. "talk in a pompous, pontifical way" first recorded 1723.
And I honor the man who is willing to sink
Half his present repute for the freedom to think,
And, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak,
Will risk t' other half for the freedom to speak,
Caring naught for what vengeance the mob has in store,
Let that mob be the upper ten thousand or lower.

[James Russell Lowell, "A Fable for Critics," 1848]
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The fact is he had 49.5 million listeners to first speech on the economy.

~ (Speeches were done during lunch with student choice to attend.)

Before I begin, I just want to make something clear. Even though I am supposed to have some kind of secret knowledge that landed me here in the first place—I don’t. Contrary to popular belief, I am not the brightest crayon in the box. In fact, my darling sisters and dear parents wanted to make a speech of their own tonight?to make sure that everyone knew about all the idiotic things I have asked, said, and done.

All this was good for Mr Hope: but it went to his heart, and for a moment checked his speech.

Have fun - A serious compelling speech can still be fun.

I am in 8th grade and was just told tuesday that i was val. now they want the speech due tom. and i'm runing out of time. Any help would be awsome!

He had the tact now to conceal his astonishment at the manner of his friend's speech.

Hey! I forgot to say i need my speech to hand in in two days!

Okay...I can understand why people are so worked up over giving their Valedictorian speech, because I am feeling the same way, but honestly no one is going to remember it except for YOU. Yes, your speech should reflect the past school years and the people you met, and yes, you should also thank all of those who gave you support. I don't think your speech should so long that you put your fellow classmates to sleep, even if you worked so hard on it. I feel a the best kind of speech at a graduation ceremony is short and straight to the point. Trust me, your audience will be much happier with something short that will put a smile on their face, than something that will make them think "when will this be over?" Our speeches are meant to send off our graduating class with hope for what they "might" become one day and pleasure for finally making it out of school.