Saturday, January 22, 2011
Hope to become adroit speakers and leaders
"Hope, like the gleaming taper's light
Adorns and cheers our way
And still, as darker grows the night
Emits a lighter ray" - Oliver Goldsmith, "The Captivity"
Hope, this 4 letter word has transformed the lives of millions of people.
A little boy, who was raised by his mother and grand parents, whose family had to depend on "food stamps" for living, became the President of United States... because of his HOPE (Barack Obama)
A bus conductor in Karnataka, who had the passion to act in cinema, became the Super Star of India, because of his HOPE (Rajnikanth)
A young student from a village in Rameshwaram, became a prominent scientist and later became the president of India, because of his HOPE (APJ Abdul Kalam)
You, the toastmasters in Chennai, have assembled here on a "Sunday" evening because of your HOPE that you'll become an adroit speaker and a leader.
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