Tennis star, Andre Agassi just played his last game. He lost his last match but still went out a winner. Overcome wth emotion, he blew kisses to the crowd and gave his parting speech:
"The scoreboard said I lost today but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what I found. Over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty, inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments. You have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams...I will take you and the memory of you with me for the rest of my life. Thank you."
When giving a concession speech,be gracious. Thank the people who supported you, say something nice about the winner, remember the high points, and walk out with your head held high. Anyone can give a good speech when they win. But it takes courage, class, and style to give a good concession speech. Whether in sports, politics, or business, when you give a good presentation you'll always be remembered as a winner.
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