Five Speeches to remember

There are loads of motivational speaker around the globe but only a few of them can practically change your mindset. Here ObserveNow brings to you the best speeches of 2018: 

Oprah Winfrey   

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement with a rousing acceptance speech that began as a personal reflection and ended as a call to arms. 

After being introduced by Reese Witherspoon, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman to win the award, and said she hoped that the raised voices of her fellow actresses might lead to a world in which “nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too,’ again.” 


Rex Tillerson 

At Virginia Military Institute on May 16th, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson encouraged graduates to “Confront the crises of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders”. IN his first public address since leaving the administration March 31 (He had agreed to give the V.M.I Speech before he was fired), he said, “if our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.


Smriti Irani 

Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at the Congress over the triple talaq bill, asking why the party did not abolish the practice when it was in power. “The Opposition said that this is a contract between two adults, so, I want to tell them that contracts can’t be broken unilaterally,” she said in Parliament. Irani added that if Parliament can enact laws to ban dowry and the practice of Sati, it can also approve the bill to ban instant triple talaq. Referring to a verse of the Holy Quran, she said the issue of instant triple talaq was also dealt with by a 'Khalifa'. When Mohd Salim of CPI-M wanted her to name the 'Khalifa' she was referring to, Irani said she can even take the name of Hazrat Sahib but would want the opposition leader to chant 'Hanuman Chalisa'.


Ronan Farrow 

Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow is an American journalist, lawyer, and former government advisor. He is the son of actress Mia Farrow and writer/director, Woody Allen. Journalist Ronan Farrow told the story behind his most famous story — the one that helped expose Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual predation — while delivering the commencement address at Loyola Marymount University.


Amal Clooney 

Amal Clooney charged Vanderbilt University graduates to be courageous, like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. “Courage, as they say, is contagious,” Clooney, an international human rights lawyer and the wife of actor George Clooney, told Vanderbilt’s 2018 senior class. “People who have had the courage to change their societies, in India, in South Africa, in the United States, inspire each other and create rights for future generations, there is still much to do.” Clooney, who shared that it was her first-ever commencement speech, said there are many areas where Vanderbilt's graduates will be needed. These include in the fight for women's, LGBT, press and immigrant rights.

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