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A few words can change a life
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a
new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are
created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so
conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of
that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for
those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot
hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have
consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little
note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did
here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which
they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here
dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we
take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of
devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—
that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government
of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Gettysburg
Address

267 words and little
over 2 minutes…
“Our chief want is
someone who will inspire
us to be what we know we
could be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing is impossible,
the word itself says

‘I’m possible’!”

Audrey Hepburn
Actress, Humanitarian, Oscar Winner
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,

‘What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King
“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than
silence.”

Pythagoras, Pythagorean theorem, philosopher
“There are those that look at things the way they
are and ask why… I dream of things that never were

and ask why not?”

Robert F Kennedy
“I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor
when I loved; since I could not give gifts,
I gave words.”

Ovid
Greek poet, mythology
There are but two things worth living for:
To do what is worthy of being written

And to write what is worthy of being read.

Ross Perot
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are
these, 'It might have been.’”

John Greenleaf Whittier, Poet and author
“I like good strong words that mean something…”

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Napoleon Hill, author Think and Grow Rich

Think twice before you speak, because your
words and influence will plant the seed of either
success of failure in the mind of another.
All the great things are simple, and many can be
expressed in a single word:

freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for
words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
In words are seen the state of mind and
character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.
Emily Dickinson

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust…
“The difference between the right
word
and the almost right word is the
difference between
lightning and the lightning bug.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
U.S. humorist, writer, and
lecturer.
“Kind words
can be short
and easy to
speak,
but their
echoes are
truly
endless.”
Mother Teresa
“Words are, of course, the most
powerful drug used by mankind.”

Rudyard Kipling, British writer.
How can I serve you?

Thank you!

I believe in you!
Song by Rebecca Ferguson, Teach Me How To Be Loved
Crafted by Al Batinga, alb@speakup.ws

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A few words can change a life

  • 2. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain— that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Gettysburg Address 267 words and little over 2 minutes…
  • 3. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 4. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn Actress, Humanitarian, Oscar Winner
  • 5. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King
  • 6. “Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” Pythagoras, Pythagorean theorem, philosopher
  • 7. “There are those that look at things the way they are and ask why… I dream of things that never were and ask why not?” Robert F Kennedy
  • 8. “I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.” Ovid Greek poet, mythology
  • 9. There are but two things worth living for: To do what is worthy of being written And to write what is worthy of being read. Ross Perot
  • 10. “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.’” John Greenleaf Whittier, Poet and author
  • 11. “I like good strong words that mean something…” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • 12. Napoleon Hill, author Think and Grow Rich Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success of failure in the mind of another.
  • 13. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill
  • 14. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 15. In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker. Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.
  • 16. Emily Dickinson He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust…
  • 17. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
  • 18. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
  • 19. “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” Rudyard Kipling, British writer.
  • 20. How can I serve you? Thank you! I believe in you!
  • 21. Song by Rebecca Ferguson, Teach Me How To Be Loved Crafted by Al Batinga, alb@speakup.ws

Editor's Notes

  1. Intro – Do THE POWER OF VIDEOSStory – Largest organization in this sector (thousands of employees) … GOTIntro – Good morning, my name is Al Batinga and I am excited to be here and discuss my favorite topic – COMMUNICATIONS. In fact, I was so excited that I started a company 2 years ago – Speak UP Speak OUT!3 topicsNegative wordsPositive wordsUnderlying wordsActionParents: negative words6th grade – Mrs. Cardenaz – prayed for us9th grade – Lloyd, Henry12th grade – Mr. PriestLESSONS – think about that for a second… what happens to a youngster… watched Vietnam reports on TV, the draft was on, etc…Marine Corps – Sgt.Closing Power Point slideshowThank you!