Good examples of well-written speeches are the "Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" by Winston Churchill and "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr. Well-written speeches can easily... More »

Good examples of graduation speeches include Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University in 2005, J.K. Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard University in 2008, David Foster Wallace's commencement address at Kenyon Coll... More »

Examples of religious welcome speeches are available at and The speeches aim to create a welcoming, open environment, while emphasizing spiritual growth. Other possible topics to me... More »

Examples of declamation speeches include Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," Winston Churchill's "Their Finest Hour," and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream." These examples are all classic pieces of oratory th... More » Education Public Speaking

Famous examples of declamation include Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Winston Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches." A fictional example is the Shakespea... More »

Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Gandhi and Winston Churchill could all be considered charismatic. Charisma is defined as having an appeal that draws people and helps an individual attain power over them, so the... More »

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given in 1863 during the American Civil War, was only two to three minutes long and contained only 246 words. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech reacting to Pearl Harbor lasted appro... More »