What is this speech about ?

  • An inspirational speech motivates an audience to improve personally, emotionally professionally or spiritually and relies heavily on emotional appeal.
  • It brings the audience together in a mood of fellowship and shared desire, builds the audience’s enthusiasm, then proposes a change or plan and appeals to the audience to adopt this change or plan.
  • This speech will last longer than your previous talks, so make arrangements in advance with your Vice President Education for extra time.


  • To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement.
  • Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama.
  • Avoid using notes.
  • Time: Eight to 10 minutes.



More Resources:

  • Resource from Toastmasters
  • Analyze your Audience
  • Ethos, Pathos and Logos of Public Speaking