The Importance of Listening Speeches ( list of 5 influential speeches)


Listening is more than just hearing. Listening is an active process by which we make sense of, assess and respond to what we hear. Ultimately, it becomes a chain of actions but it starts from the point of the hearing.

Amounted to the flood of communication technology. Information’s are coming towards us in a blink of an eye. We don’t have time to think about them, assess them and then attach ourselves to them. Electronic communication has become a huge hit. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, radio, television, MP3’s and iPhones are the latest addition. In our upgraded education system, we take a notice of all these but ignored the verbal communication methods.

This particular skill – public speaking – has been marginalized to the periphery of many school’s curriculums. While oratory was considered one of the greatest essentials in the Greek and Roman cultures. Schools had taking no notice of this useful tool to engage and to motivate their students.
Speeches unlike the other forms of communication are live. They are to be performed live and they deliver the message instantly. Listeners immediately connect with the speaker on behalf of their shared experiences. They get involved and they love going deep into new knowledge.

Keeping the importance of oratory in mind we are listing some of the very influential speeches here:

1.) Steve Jobs: “How to live before you die”
2.) Al Pacino: “Inch by Inch”
3.) Jawaharlal Nehru: “Tryst with destiny”
4.) Sheryl Sandberg: “Harvard Business School Class Day Speech 2012”
5.) Shashi Tharoor: A Well Educated Mind VS A Well-Formed Mind

These speeches are related to various platforms, seminars, and talks but the connecting part between them is the values. Values which are important for students, teachers more or less to everybody who is setting themselves for higher inspirational motifs. We should listen to these people for their outstanding ideas of coming out from miserable situations. Fundamentally oral communication is a training in itself. It’s a live transition of knowledge and it should be restored by taking this system in our academic training.

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