Before you ask, I did NOT watch the Teen Choice awards, but this video has been posted several times to my Facebook wall by friends who have expressed astonishment at the value of this speech. I couldn't resist taking a look myself, and you know... I think it's a FABULOUS video to share with students when they need a little extra motivation.
Here's the CliffsNotes version for those who aren't yet sold:
1. Opportunity = Hard work
2. Being sexy = Being smart, thoughtful, and generous
3. Living life = Find opportunities to build your own