For instance, I just worked on a wedding speech for a client who gave me this feedback:
After the first draft: "This speech is truly amazing, I am so touched, I LOVE IT! It's so great and everything I imagined it would be. You are the BEST!"
And after the second draft: " I really got to sit down and read this revision, and I think it is truly perfect!!! ---- loves it too. I think it will be a HUGE hit! It is a small price to pay to have an amazing killer speech." S.M.
You can imagine that this makes me pretty darn happy about doing what I do, knowing I've made an honest difference for someone.
Best of all ... the only testimonials I post, like this one, are unsolicited. The client gives this feedback spontaneously, and only afterward do I ask if they'd mind me using their kind words on the website. Well let me say ... great clients are a heck of a reason to keep putting my best work into speeches, even after more than 10 years of writing them.