English Department

A short report about persuasive seminar carried on by English Department students at Ghazni University, conference hall.

On Monday, November 19, 2018, The English Department of Literature Faculty conducted a persuasive speech seminar at Ghazni University conference hall. Ten English department students were selected out of twenty, and they were trained, directed and motivated for two months to deliver their speeches before the audience. The chancellor of Ghazni University, the vice-chancellor for academic affairs, the vice-chancellor for students’ affairs, the dean of literature faculty, the head of research committee, the IT manager, and hundreds of students from literature and other faculties participated in this gathering.

First, the Ghazni University chancellor, Mohammad Bayer Darmel, talked about the importance of holding such programs in the university in order to build a competitive environment among students. Afterward, the dean of literature faculty, Rahimullah Ramish, shed light on what persuasive speech is, and how students can better give such talks in front of the public. He stated that holding such seminars in the university can be a good source of motivation to students. Subsequently, Zakarya Habibi, a honorary English teacher, who had put his best efforts training the twenty students and then selecting the ten top students, gave his speech as a model of persuasive talk. Later, Rahmatullah Amiry, Beheshta Behekhwa, Razia Khalili, Shakila Mureed, Nazia Jamal, Mohammad Bilal Adib, Abdul Samd Wesal, Somaya Jafari, Mursal Saifi, and Asya Jamili gave their speeches one after another and amused the audience delightfully. Each speaker talked about six to seven minutes, within seventy minutes or almost one hour and a half. At the end, certificates of appreciation that was already made were distributed to these students.

 Persuasive speech within public speaking is widely used all over the globe. The aim of a persuasive speech is to inform, educate, convince, and motivate the audience to accept all or part of what is being delivered. In fact, you are essentially trying to sway the audience to adopt your own viewpoint.  

The goal of holding this program (persuasive speech) is to prepare the students of English Department to stand before an audience and deliver speeches in an effective way. The major purpose of this program is to motivate the students of English Department, and other students to be encouraged and enable them to give effective speeches throughout their life and enhance their ability and confidence in public speaking. It is mentionable that not only the students of English department, but also the students of other languages and other faculties can benefit such seminars.

Students’ Abstracts

Inside Mind


Think you are in a dessert, and you are very thirsty, and you want water. Along your way you find a bottle, but the bottle is empty. Is the empty bottle worthy for you? Do you care about the empty bottle? You find another bottle, but this one is full of dirty water. Do you drink it? Your health is in danger. Can you risk? You find the last bottle. This one is full of clean, cold and pure water. How worthy will it be for you?

Human being mind is also like these bottles. No one cares about empty mind. Dirty mind is worthless. The mind which is full of clean and pure thoughts and ideas is worthy. I hope my speech persuade my audience to take care of their minds and full them by clean and pure thoughts. If they do what I hope, we will have a good and improved society, because a clean and pure thought can change the badness to goodness, or at least doesn’t think about badness.


Forgiveness is one of the most important characteristics of a person. It is about letting go off the past and starting on a clean state. We always build up negative issues in our past and need to clutter the in order to grow. That is why we need to forgive others.

Many researches show for some of the people it is not always easy to forgive someone for doing something wrong. According to the information that I have collected from the internet websites and books, our thoughts, beliefs, and our misconception about forgiveness make it hard to forgive.

The main purpose of my speech is to tell people that forgiveness can create power in our lives. To create a spark within people to forgive, and know the power of forgiveness. To try forgiveness in their lives. I hope that this speech help my audiences to feel light and get rid of hard feelings that occupy their mind and heart to help them to forgive.


Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is the right to speak censorship or restraint by the government. It is the right to express yourself what you want without being controlled or restricted by anyone. It is the legal right to say what you want.

The main purpose of my speech is to tell all the people it is important to know what is Freedom of Speech. The importance of Freedom of Speech should apply not only on a political stage, social stage, or in a huge way but also it applies more importantly in the 10,000 conversations we have every day. Every citizen has the right to express his or her thoughts and ideas without any fear and interference. 

Believe in Yourself

The topic of my speech is about Believe in Yourself. Believing is very important, if you believe in yourself, the world will believe in you. If you believe in yourself, you will change your life, if you change your life, you will change the world. Everything is possible if you just believe in yourself. Believing in yourself can rescue your life from adversity. It can bring result in your life.

I want to tell to my dear people and dear audience, that my dear audience and people just believe in yourselves and believe in your life believe in your goals. If you believe in yourselves, it will be easy to reach to your life. Always believe in yourselves and never give up because you don’t know what success could be right around the corner.

When sometimes our people face with problems in their life, they become tired from their life. When they can’t get to their goals, they give up. All of these are just because they don’t believing in themselves. If they believe in themselves, they can take the world in their hands. 

Never Give Up

Some people give up in their life very easily. They don’t fight for their dreams they leave their wishes, hopes and goals. They thought that the only people who have power they can be successful in their life.

My goal is to tell them that they are wrong. Everyone can get their dreams even they are disable. Everyone has innate power that can get his or her dreams. I will give example of a man who is a disabled person, but he never gave up on his dreams until he achieved all of his dreams. So we also can get our goals, but it needs trying and attempt and never give up on problems. My speech is about Never Give Up. You should not give up when you face with deadlocks in your life, fight with all of them and get your dreams, wishes and hopes. We quit our dreams when we face with problems, but those who succeeded in their life they never quit until they achieved their wishes.

Brain Power or Creativity to Success

My name is Razia “Khalili”. I am senior student of faculty of Languages and Literature especially in English department of Ghazni University. I am so glad about the first period of Public speaking at Ghazni University. And I am yearning to be the witness of continuation of this program. In this program I am going to talk about the Brain Power or Creativity to Success. I wish I could convince respectful audiences that anyone could be success in their life because someone is there that don’t believe about their brain power. By giving real example, I want to prove that every individual human being is born as a genius. I suggest for my audiences to try once, just one time try to have plans, do not to give up, try to do anything is necessary, stay up to the end, to get the result of what they have expected in their life. As says “seeker is finder”.

Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life

Thoughts are force that can control our life and change it completely, and it can make our life as beautiful as a paradise or as worse as a hell. It can also lead us to success or frustration. The reason for giving this speech is to tell you that thoughts have a lot of impacts on your life so take care of your thoughts because it leads to your actions and the only thing that you have complete control over it in the universe is your thoughts.

You Have the Potential

Proudly, I am a student of Ghazni University Department of Languages and Literature. I am a very lucky person that I have participated in the program of public speaking. The main purpose of delivering this speech is to share and express my life experiences, failure, success to others, and to give other people this guarantee that everyone has the potential or something special that makes them unique. There are ups and downs in life and these downs cause that most of the people are still thinking that we are not the capable of these things, but no this is not what people think. Life is a rank; the good fighters are the game winner.


What We Think We Are

The topic of my speech is What We Think We Are. According to studies and experiences, all that we are is the result of what we have thought. Whatever happens in our lives, whatever we face in our lives is the result of our thoughts.

I want to tell my audiences that every one’s destiny is in their hands. You can build your future as nice as you desire by just your thoughts. You are shaped by your mind. You become what you mostly think about. Your external world is a picture of your internal world. Your world is like a mirror which reflects your thoughts.

I want to talk about this topic because I want everyone to know that one’s goals are achievable if they think about its achievement. If you want to gain your dreams, just inculcate them in your mind and believe them because what your mind does is what you believe.    


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