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欧米トップMBAの卒業式で英語スピーチ【ビジネス英語のモチベーション】

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アメリカで実際に学生や社会人を見ていて長けていると感じるのは、スピーチやプレゼンテーションでの立ち振る舞いを含めた魅せ方です。

これが日本とは違って小さい頃から教育の中で訓練されている恩恵かと感心させられます。

そんな中、欧米トップMBAであるペンシルバニア大学ウォートン校で学生自治会長を務められていた塩崎彰久さんの卒業式のスピーチが素晴らしく、

ビジネス英語上達のモチベーションが必要と思っている方にはモチベーションになると思ったので是非観て下さい。

日本人留学生が減っている

アメリカのペンシルベニア大学ウォートンは世界でもMBAトップ校として知られており、一学年800人の学生は様々なバックグラウンドを持っているんですね。

そんな中、アメリカという異国の地で学内選挙を見事勝ち取り、日本人として初めて学生自治会長を務められていたのが塩崎さんです。

塩崎さんの経歴は下記になりますが、現在は四大法律事務所の一角である長島・大野・常松法律事務所でパートナーを務められているようですね。

1999年東京大学法学部卒。2000年スタンフォード大学大学院国際政策科(修士)。2010年ペンシルバニア大学ウォートン校MBA課程修了。2012年より第一東京弁護士会・民事介入暴力対策委員会副委員長、一般財団法人日本再建イニシアティブ・監事。

今回の卒業スピーチは、実際に動画観ればわかりますが英語も流暢で堂々としていて素敵で、ビジネス英語上達のモチベーションが湧きます。

下記は塩崎さんのブログに掲載されていたスクリプトになりますので、ご興味あれば動画と合わせてご覧下さい。

Good Afternoon.

As class president and on behalf of the MBA class of 2010, I want to first thank the faculty, administration and all our parents, families and friends whose support without, we would have not made it to this special day. Thank you.

Today, I want to share with you a story of a young Samurai, whose life story has been a guiding light throughout my 2 years in Philadelphia.

Born in 1852, most of the Samurai’s earlier life was colored by losing struggles against changing times and misfortune. At the age of 17, he undertook a devastating military defeat in the midst of a revolution, suffering the loss of his mother, grandmother and three beautiful sisters. After being released from a year of imprisonment, he dragged his beaten body around the nation for several years in a failing attempt to access higher education. The only job he finally found was that of a private translator at a small local farm. Despite the challenging circumstances, with unwavering determination, he quickly mastered the English language. A few years later, a young entrepreneur sought out his extraordinary talents, and offered to sponsor him to advance his studies abroad, in a country far far away, called America.

The Samurai’s name is Shiro Shiba. And in 1884, at the age of 32, Shiro joined four Americans to form the very first graduating class of the world’s first business school just born in Philadelphia. That school, of course, is the Wharton School. With striking foresight, Wharton’s global mission has been at its core since its day of inception, since a time when there was no internet or not even a telephone, since a time when crossing the pacific meant months of life risking voyages. Shiro returned to Japan to lead a great career in the world of public service, devoting his life to resolving international disputes.

Now, this is not just a story of an old Samurai.
Rather, I believe, it is a story of the Wharton spirit that we all carry to this day.

It is a story of Courage; never being satisfied with the status quo, never giving up in the face of the harshest adversities.
It is a story of Challenge; traveling to new places and meeting new people, pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone to constantly reinvent ourselves.
It is a story of Innovation; adjusting to the new realities of the ever changing world, creating new ideas that would transform others’ lives forever.
It is a story of Duty; a sense of gratitude and owing to all the people who have believed in us and supported us, and following our inner desire to start giving back.
And, it is a story of Leadership; finding our passion and following it, and inspiring and enabling others to do the same.

Today, exactly 126 years later, we stand here on the same seasoned fields of the nation’s oldest stadium, wondering what the world awaiting us outside will be like. During the two years we huddled within the red brick walls of Huntsman, the outer world has transformed dramatically. Conventional values have been challenged, and boundaries between sectors are shifting rapidly. The challenges that await us seem grand, and the expectations we bear sometimes feel overwhelming.

But today, as we walk out of those hallowed gates of Franklin Field, let us all remind ourselves, that we are not the first ones to go down this stony path; that we are not alone, that we are only following the footsteps of generations of brave men and women, like Shiro, who have fought tougher challenges and overcome greater uncertainties. As we head out of this historic stadium, let us proudly carry the Wharton flag, not as a trophy of our past achievements, but as a symbol of the tremendous responsibilities we now pledge to shoulder, to live up to and fulfill each of our destinies.

My fellow graduating class of 2010. The world has been waiting for us long enough. From this day and this place, let us now start writing our own stories. With great courage, by overcoming challenges, through innovation, driven by a sense of duty, let us now lead our way into the future.

Thank you and Congratulations!

スピーチを見ていると本当にビジネス英語のモチベーションが湧いてきますよね。

個人的には、オンラインでビジネス英話に特化したBizmates(ビズメイツ)を使っていてかなりオススメなので是非利用してみて下さいね。

それでは!







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