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									DESCRIPTION OF SPEECH: A Staff Motivation speech (serious in tone). WHOM SPEECH IS SUITABLE FOR: CEO, President, Department Director, etc. "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson said those words. And I think, knowingly or not, we have followed them here at [Company Name] throughout our history. Nonetheless, there would be no need for management types, or speeches like this, if enthusiasm didn’t occasionally need a little prodding—and that’s why I’m addressing you today. I’m not saying we at [Company Name] are having particular “enthusiasm problems” currently. Although [“recent success”/“somewhat tough times”; etc., depending on circumstances] [has/have] a way of luring some into complacency. But we do need to take stock of all the great things we have: A great [product/service]. A stable, efficient company with a superb work ethic. Great people, great clients… The list goes on and on. We need to think about all the good things about [Company Name] in a routine manner because… Well, I’ll leave this one to Aristotle, who said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” There is always a complex web of reasons behind a company’s state of being. Through the ups and downs, I’ll admit, “enthusiasm” isn’t always necessarily to blame, or credit— but it can always, always be stronger. The greater economy plays a role in [Company Name]’s current status. As does [name a few particulars unique to industry, ala: “the price of fuel”; “interest rates”; etc.]. But you, as the employees of [Company Name], are the biggest factor in [Company Name]’s success, and y
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