How To Conclude A Speech With A Poem

A Terrific Poem To Use In A Speech
by Gene Griessman, Ph.D.
One of the best ways to conclude a presentation is with a poem. I’ve used the poem “Goshen” many times to illustrate the importance of striving to be bigger than your surroundings. It always makes an impact.  I hope you will love it as much as I do.
GOSHEN
by Edgar Frank
“How can you live in Goshen?”
Said a friend from afar,
“This wretched country town
Where folks talk little things all year,
And plant their cabbage by the moon!”
Said I
“I do not live in Goshen,—
I eat here, sleep here, work here;
I live in Greece
Where Plato taught.
And Phidias carved,
And Epictetus wrote.
I dwell in Italy,
Where Michael Angelo wrought
In color, form, and mass,
Where Cicero penned immortal lies,
And Dante sang undying songs.
Think not my life small
Because you see this puny place;
I have my books, I have my dreams;
A thousand souls have left for me
Enchantment that transcends
Both time and place.
And so I live in Paradise,
Not here.”


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Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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