Some inspirational speeches make you want to run through a brick wall. Such was Apollos Hester's impromptu speech after a high school football game. This boy is enthusiastic, with the energy of a storefront preacher, the simple phrasing of Knute Rockne, and the joy of someone who believes what he saying. He is authentic, multiplying the impact of his words. We believe him.
Too often, we overwrite. We try too hard to say the simple truths. Sure, beautiful phrases are wonderful in the ear, but the message can get lost in eloquence. Find that balance. This kid did and that's why his interview is viral.
From YouTube: "TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler interviews East View High School Football player Apollos Hester after the triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews we have captured on Sports Night High School Blitz. VIDEO BY TWC NEWS AUSTIN"