pep talk

a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.: The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.

1920–25 Unabridged
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pep talk
informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc

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Example sentences
He is here this bright morning to give a pep talk, and the brains listen closely, for good reason.
He gives himself pep talk and describes himself as a tiger and ninja.
Give yourself a pep talk-Psych yourself up by telling yourself how awesome you are and that you can get through your craving.
First, a short pep talk about careers and experienced workers.
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