Mohammed Qahtani: The Power Of Words

Avatar English Speeches | June 14, 2019

Watch this famous Mohammed Qahtani Speech. Mohammed, a Saudi Arabian engineer, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Qahtani won after several eliminating rounds that took six months with 30,000 participants from more than 100 countries. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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Words are power, words could be your power.” Mohammed Qahtani

Mohammed Qahtani TRANSCRIPT:

“What?

Or you all think smoking kills? Let me tell you something.

Do you know that the amount of people dying from diabetes are 3 times as many people dying from smoking? Yet, if I put a snicker bar, nobody would say anything.

Do you know that the leading cause of lung cancer is not actually a cigarette, it’s your DNA? You could smoke for years and nothing would ever happen to you. This whole war against smoking is just to restrict the farming of tobacco.

Mr. Contest Chair, fellow Toastmasters and guests, I use these arguments — even though I just made them up — with a group of my friends and the results: five of them believed what I said, two of them started smoking.

Words, when said and articulated in the right way, can change someone’s mind. They can alter someone’s belief. You have the power to bring someone from the slums of life and make a successful person out of them, or destroy someone’s happiness using only your words. Does that seem a bit too good to be true?

A simple choice of ‘word’ can make a difference between someone accepting or denying your message. You can have a very beautiful thing to say, but say it in the wrong words and [sssshhh] it’s gone.

I have a son who is four, and he had this bad habit of writing on the walls with crayons. And one evening I walked into his room and he’s going at it, just writing and drawing and so on. And I said, “Hey, hey, hey! Are you stupid? Don’t you ever do that again?” And guess what happened. He did it again.
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