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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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a ˈpep talk

(informal) a talk by somebody to give people confidence or encouragement: Just before the exams, our teacher gave us all a pep talk.
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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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There was no way I wanted to feel like that and I know the rest of the lads were the same, so his pep-talk certainly did the trick.
The Artist as Citizen contains humorous anecdotes and serious discussions, careful planning statements and assessments of achievement, pep-talks and celebrations.