Ok, listen up! We’re on a mission to find the greatest pep talks in history, tournament style. So here’s what we need: contenders, and lots of them. We’re looking for as many pep talks as possible to fill our tournament, and while we could just scour the interwebs for our favorites, we’d like our readers to nominate their favorites. The rules are pretty simple: Nominations must be motivational speeches and there must be either transcription or (preferably) video footage of them available.

Here’s how the rest of it will work: We’ll take the nominees and split them randomly into groups. We’ll put up a new group every week or so, and readers will vote for their favorite pep talk from the group. At the end of the voting period, we’ll take the group winners and runners up and seed them by the percentage of votes they get and put together a knockout tournament of great pep talks. So submit you nominees now!

It’s an old saying: If you want something done right, do it yourself. But this ancient motto is just as true today as it was when first uttered. Look around your workspace. It’s absolutley filled with ineptitude and ignorance. It can be depressing, but it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Occasionally it happens…the office just seems too quiet.  Then it hits you.  The boss is out and your coworkers are too busy to notice what you’re up to.  For some, this screams of the opportunity to abuse company time.  But before you embark on a marathon flash game session, heed this pep talk.


When Joey Schaefer’s soccer team, the The Bieber Exterminators, takes the field for the first time this week, they will be a ragtag group without team jerseys. Instead of sharp, uniform outfits, they’ll be a motley collection of similar shades of red T-shirts and whatever shorts they can stumble upon. (more…)

This pep talk needs no introduction other than to say that if it speaks to you we are sincerely sorry.


We hope you’re enjoying I Need a Pep Talk so far. It’s in its infancy, but as we begin to make people aware of it, we hope that you’ll participate in one of the following ways:

  1. Tell us where you need motivation. Just post a comment on the Help Me page with what’s troubling you. If we think it’s a worthy topic, we’ll post a page for it where anyone can leave you a little motivation. From time to time, we’ll even pull the best user submissions and put them on the front page as an entry all its own.
  2. Post a pep talk. From the Help Me page, you’ll notice several links for various topics people have submitted. Actually, they’re mostly topics we threw up on our own, but check back periodically for new pep talk submissions. Remember, people are counting on you. YOU!
  3. Leave a comment. If one of our current pep talks could use some improvements, leave them behind.
  4. Drop us a line. Feel free to email us.