Was Ralph Waldo Emerson Our First Motivational Speaker?


Subject:
Writing , Speeches

Description:
This article explores the idea of Transcendentalist poet, essayist, and public speaker Ralph Waldo Emerson being the first of the motivational speakers, who today are known for "public appearances, videotapes, and books [that] promise to make us better salespersons, corporate managers, spouses, parents, or whatever." From the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Creator:
Pinsker, Sanford

Publisher:
The Virginia Quarterly Review, University of Virginia

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2001/summer/pinsker-ralph-waldo/


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