by anonymous

Q: I'm in the 8th grade and trying to form ideas to write about in a speech contest that is a month away. The topic is optimism. Help?

A: Good luck in your speech contest! Optimism is actually a great topic, just stay away from platitudes like 'It's always darkest before the dawn,' or 'every cloud has a silver lining.' Talk about simple things that are in your experience, on the good things life has to offer. (Sorry, that was a platitude also.) Find a way to remind your listeners that they are the only one responsible for their attitudes and emotions, and isn't it more pleasant to be optimistic than pessimistic?

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Apr 28, 2009
Optimism Speech
by: Callmetv93

I also am doing a speech on optimism for a contest. I started off by being a contestant who was very nervous about his speech. Then after he quit I went on about how this contestant could be more optimistic. I also used some optimism quotes from some famous poets and Muhammad Ali. Wish you the best of luck on your speech.

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