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pep talk

A speech given to encourage others. The team was looking lethargic, but the coach gave them a pep talk at half time, and they came out with a lot of energy. I gave Michelle a pep talk because I knew she was nervous about starting her new job.
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pep talk

n. an informal speech of encouragement. The coach gave the team a good pep talk, but they lost anyway.
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A new Financial PEP Talk episode will be released regularly, with future topics to include how to prioritize debts, creating an emergency savings account, how to choose a bank, tips for online borrowing, and many more.
The 'GED Pep Talk Center' has 13 celebrity pep talkers including Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, DMC and Chris Lloyd to name a few - all of which were chosen for their unique communication styles to provide varying levels of encouragement to those in need of a little motivation.
Then Pierce gave me exactly the same pep talk a couple of days ago.
There's no rule that restricts the pep talk to the coach.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected for breakfast and a kick-off pep talk prior to heading off to several sites around south King County to participate in meaningful community projects.
Ask The Coach" is also structured to be a weekly pep talk to keep job seekers motivated and accountable, helping senior executives determine and meet their goals with the help of different career experts.
The stunned Celtic star was given a rousing pep talk by the national boss when he dropped into the Hoops' Lennoxtown training base specifically to meet an injured Maloney.
CRYSTAL PALACE midfielder Marco Reich admits a pep talk from manager Iain Dowie inspired him to knock Liverpool out of the Carling Cup.
PARIS--For the first time in her career as the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Brigitte Lefevre felt obliged to give the company a pep talk in preparation for the 1999-2000 season.
He has given his pep talk, titled "The Power of Procrastination," at over 50 schools this year, including Harvard, MIT, Yale and Princeton.
GARETH GATES seems to have taken a recent pep talk by pop svengali Simon Cowell to heart.
If you invested in the Halifax PEP last tax year and haven't made a PEP investment this tax year, talk to an independent adviser like Best Investment (0171 321 0100), PEP Shop (0115 982 5105) or PEP Talk (0500 551000) about a new PEP.
Notwithstanding the weak showing in the retailers, the Federal Reserve again gave investors a pep talk Wednesday.
Baxter held a pep talk with his players on the final whistle and urged them to be "proud" of their accomplishments during the campaign.
Or should we stop piling on like a stack of orange wedges left over from a half-hearted halftime pep talk from Timmy Winkler's uncle, who's coaching the team this week because Johnny Pedrone's dad had to go out of town on business and missed his third game in a row, which has already has Johnny's mom totally upset because he's blown off the past two alimony payments and refuses to switch weekends with her in August when she wants to go to Vegas with her girlfriends and can't get her sister to watch the kids?