1.马修•麦康纳凭借在电影《达拉斯买家俱乐部》（Dallas Buyers Club）中的精彩表现荣获奥斯卡最佳男演员奖，他在发表获奖感言时表示自己每天必做三件事：“一是找到我敬仰之事，二是找到我期盼之事，三是找到我要追赶之人。”
3.俄克拉荷马雷霆队（Oklahoma City Thunder）大前锋凯文•杜兰特在获得NBA最有价值球员（MVP）奖后，对妈妈表示了感谢，并说她才是“真正的MVP”，令现场观众感动落泪。
5.来自罗德岛坎伯兰的少年棒球队在少年棒球联盟世界大赛（Little League World Series）上遭遇一场惨败之后，球队教练戴维•贝利斯勒在赛后发表了一段激动人心的讲话，他告诉队员：“你们让我经历了我运动和教练生涯中最珍贵的时刻。”
6.来自斯里兰卡的丹南嘉亚•赫蒂阿拉奇在演讲《我看见》中讲述了自己的成长故事，并凭借该演讲击败了来自126个国家的30,000多名竞争对手，最终夺得国际演讲会公开演讲国际锦标赛（Championship of Public Speaking）冠军。
hey can be funny, or inspiring, or go straight for the heartstrings, but the one thing the year’s best speeches have in common is that, once they turned up on YouTube, people around the world tuned in — and told their friends. For its annual list of the talks that got the most buzz, nonprofit public-speaking organization Toastmasters International looked at videos of hundreds of contenders and narrowed the field to these seven, in chronological order:
1.Accepting the Oscar for Best Actor, for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club”, Matthew McConaughey described the three things he needs each day: “Something to look up to, something to look forward to, and someone to chase.”
2.Management theorist and author Simon Sinek, in a TED talk on what distinguishes mere managers from true leaders, said that a leader makes employees feel secure and draws them into a “circle of trust,” creating a sense of safety, especially in uncertain economic times.
3.After winning the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, power forward Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, brought many in the audience (and himself) to tears while thanking his mother for being “the real MVP.”
4.Sheryl Sandberg, speaking to graduating seniors at her alma mater Harvard, at one point addressed the women in the Class of 2014: “The first time I spoke out about what it was like to be a woman in the workforce was less than five years ago. That means for 18 years, from where you sit to where I stand, my silence implied that everything was okay. You can do better than I did, and I mean that so sincerely.”
5.Following a big loss in the Little League World Series, David Belisle, coach of a team of young players from Cumberland, R.I., gave a stirring postgame talk, telling his team, “You’ve given me the most precious moments of my athletic and coaching career.”
6.For his story of personal growth, entitled “I See Something”, Sri Lankan Dananjaya Hettiarachchi won Toastmasters’ Championship of Public Speaking. He won out over 30,000 other contestants from 126 countries.
7. Two years after surviving a terrorist attack for advocating girls’ education in Pakistan, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech, Yousafzai vowed to keep speaking out on the importance of education, saying children around the world “should stand up for their rights” and “not wait for someone else” to do it.
Different as they are, says communications coach Dilip Abayasekara, each of these talks reflected the speaker’s “passion, and a deep involvement with the topic.” Himself twice a Toastmasters Championship finalist, Abayasekara adds, “Everyone has his or her own style, but humility, and a willingness to be vulnerable, always wins over an audience.”