If you haven’t seen the movie, you have at least seen the scene of General Patton standing in front of the huge American flag while pacing back and forth delivering his message to the troops. The following is a transcript of the speech General George S. Patton gave to troops of the U.S. Third Army on June 5, 1944, the day before D-day, to boost moral and show his soldiers that there’s nothing to fear and to expect victory. It’s a perfect speech in tone and cadence and can be worked into a motivational speech for any situation.
“Be seated.” Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. Read more →
For anyone in a sales driven job, Glengarry Glen Ross is a must watch movie. One of the most motivational speeches you can find to fire up your sales force is given by Alec Baldwin. Here’s a transcript I found of it online done by a David Mamet. In this scene, Blake (Alec Baldwin) is confronting the employees of a tough Chicago real-estate office, Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon), Ed Moss (Ed Harris) and George Aaronow (Alan Arkin) while their unsympathetic supervisor John Williamson (Kevin Spacey) looks on.
Alabama has a great original barbecue sauce that really gives a great flavor to chicken, turkey and pork. It’s not made to baste the meat so much as to finish it because the mayonnaise will break down over the high heat. Give it a try and see if you like it at your next cookout.
Apples are so delicious when they are baked with some cinnamon and sugar. They make a great breakfast and an even better dessert. Outback has a great recipe for their Baked Apples, and this is a close copy of it that you can make in your own home.