Historical Speech

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William BrooksHistorical Speech

Fundamentals of Speech

April 3, 2012

”Actual Speech: "Winning is a Habit"

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline to win and to win and to win There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. But I firmly believe that at any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."Vince Lombardi

Introduction

Hello good afternoon class! I would like to discuss someone who changed the lives of others around him. He lived by a saying that “Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?” He was the author of several books, he spoke at many motivational seminars, and was one of the best coaches that American football has ever seen.

His name is Vince Lombardi. Vince Lombardi has become a national legend on and off the football field. He coached the NFL Green Bay Packers during the 1960's. His team won the first two Super Bowls to ever take place in the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. During this time there was still segregation going on throughout the United States, as this was in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement. Lombardi was determined to "ignore the prejudices that were prevalant in most NFL offices and search for the...
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