Anecdotes and stories for speeches, essays, toasts and more
An anecdote is a short story, narrative or parable often used in speeches, essays, toasts, books, articles and other written or spoken products. Anecdotes are often funny, inspiring, interesting, surprising, ironic, humorous and may teach a lesson, be biographical or cause reflection. Funny or interesting anecdotes can help make your speeches or writing better, especially when used in conclusions, introductions or to prove a point. We hope our anecdotes will help you in your speeches and writing.
This historical anecdote could be used to talk about Thomas Edison, innovation, determination, being open minded, new ideas, inventions, American history, dedication, job interviews, applying for a job, intellect, habits and more.