Informative Speech on Veteran Service Organizations
Rooney Floor Speech on Secret Service Bill
I think Obama in this speech and in his campaign appeals to an aspect of our national character that his critics are mistaken to minimize - the satisfaction that many feel as part of an inclusive, asperational social/spiritual movement. Kennedy and Reagan were the last to successfully exploit that need to motivate a inspire. The successes of the space program and the social justice movements of the 60s, and the global and domestic successes of the 80s confirmed the power of these movements. After the partisan disappointments of the 90s and 00s, many, left, right, and center, are susceptable. Obama's personal history prepared him to recognize and use this opportunity. His speeches yesterday on religious service and today on public service derive their proposals directly from his personal experience. It is a mistake to call him insincere or inconsistent - these proposals are consistent with his philosophy of social change published 13 years ago in his biography before he entered politics. Kennedy and Reagan were well matched to their eras, recognizing before others the opportunity to create big changes through inspirational leadership. Barack Hussein Obama may be similarly well matched. This time with a global audience. Don't underestimate his potential, though it may not be the change you would like.
Granger High Student's Speech on Community Service
Over the past decade, Vicki has led multiple service learning humanitarian trips throughout the world. She facilitates classes, and provides speeches on service learning, social entrepreneurship, the critical role of listening, and the importance of advocating. Most recently, Vicki presented her ideas on collaboration, coordination and commitment through listening and advocacy to the Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees, the American Hospital Association, and at the Utah Nurses Association.