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The Opening Playbook: A Professional’s Guide to Building Relationships that Grow Revenue by Andrew Dietz

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MASTER THE LOCKER ROOM SPEECH

Coach’s Commentary

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Some of the most powerful speeches in life and on film are given in locker rooms. Whether it’s the classic “Win one for the Gipper,” which may or may not have actually been spoken by Knute Rockne, or the more recent speech by Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday (“Life is a game of inches … the inches we need are all around us”), the locker room speech inspires, strengthens, and endures. You may not have the gift of oratory of a Pacino or a Ronald Reagan (who played Rockne), but you can definitely up your conversational game and make yourself a figure around whom people will congregate. The locker ...

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