Inspirational Speech
Inspirational Speech

University of Ottawa
School of Business Graduates’ Reception event
Keynote speech

The following speech was written for a senior manager at Cisco.

Listening, Learning and Adapting: Tips and Strategies for a Prosperous Journey

Thanks for the nice introduction. It’s great to be back here.

It’s hard to be surprised anymore with world news. But earlier this month I was truly stunned when a man completed a flight around the world in 3 days—without stopping. It was the first non-stop solo round the world aircraft flight.

67 hours in the air …No sleep for 3 nights… Crammed in a single engine plane, flying solo… and a hair raising ending. He wasn’t sure he was going to make it until he literally touched down in Kansas. …
(oh, and by the way, no shower for over 3 days)

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