New graduation speech ideas come up every year, but this list of commencement speeches is possibly the best one you've seen in a long time. Comedic actor and usc alumnus, will ferrell, delivered the 134th commencement address at the university of southern california on may 12, 2017 #uscgrad category. The 15 best graduation speeches of 2016 it's that time of year again when college graduates put on those awkward gowns and head off to commencement, where they sit in the sweltering sun or a.
A commencement speech or commencement address is a speech given to graduating students, generally at a university, generally in the united states, although the term is also used for secondary education institutions. This is a prepared text of the commencement address delivered by steve jobs, ceo of apple computer and of pixar animation studios, on june 12, 2005. 36 inspiring graduation speeches from your fave celebs the most amazing life advice from jk rowling, michelle obama, mindy kaling, chadwick boseman and more of the most inspiring commencement.
10 of the best commencement speeches of 2017 gave the convocation speech at her alma mater's graduation ceremony on may 13 harris praised the graduates for their social activism and urged. To deliver a graduation speech, work on writing something both memorable and meaningful, practice beforehand, memorize the bulk of your speech but give yourself clear notes, use engaging body language, and speak at a slow yet natural pace. If you need help, my article how to write a graduation speech takes an in-depth look at commencement speeches topics and it is the best available guide to learn how to write an outstanding commencement address. Graduation (otherwise known as commencement) speeches are more about imparting life lessons and life journeys of a person rather than informing or demonstrating their latest research they're. Author jk rowling getty images/chip somodevilla many commencement speeches are forgettable a lot are filled with the same cliché advice but some are so good — so inspiring and poignant.
Commencement speeches have become outlets for sharing some of the most important life lessons ever after listening to steve jobs' stanford commencement speech, i was inspired to round up the best graduation speeches of all time, so all of you can enjoy the rich insights of the speakers you'll. A number of high-profile african american leaders, influencers, and entertainers delivered commencement speeches at universities around the country this graduation season. Uc merced's graduation ceremony in 2009 was historic on many fronts for starters, it was the first commencement the school held, given that its inaugural.
How to write a graduation speech everything i learned about what it takes to produce a memorable speech in one place while lighthearted, this article contains some of the best well researched advice there is on content, structure, possible themes, and delivery tips to make your commencement speech a memorable one. Here is a selection of commencement speeches of the 2018 class the notable ones, as always, are by democrats, progressives and liberal thinkers and doers there are plenty of other commencement. A graduation speech nods to the past but focuses on the future it's a celebration of accomplishments and a testament to hard work and dedication graduation day is the right day to thank all those who supported the graduates. It's june, which means it's graduation season here, a roundup of the best celebrity commencement and graduation speeches so far, from mindy kaling and oprah winfrey to jimmy fallon and amal clooney. Commencement speeches the 10 smartest lessons about life, money and career we heard in graduation speeches this year (left to right) anne-marie slaughter, oprah winfrey and jim cramer.
Her graduation speech called for equality administrators said it was too controversial a senior tomahawk high school valedictorian was told she could not give her commencement speech without. In days of yore, graduation speeches were fiery or throat-clenched battle cries, highly reliant on one or more familiar themes be bold, these call to arms exhorted: dare to tilt at windmills with. Supreme court chief justice john roberts delivered the commencement address at his son's ninth-grade graduation last month, bestowing advice that ran counter to many typical commencement speeches.
The best commencement speeches, ever looking for some new words of wisdom check out our hand-picked selection of commencement addresses, going back to 1774. Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, steve jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of apple computer and of pixar animation studios, urged graduates to pursue their. Commencement addresses are, by nature, tidy packages of wisdom worth opening at any time in your life.
Highlights from student graduation speeches in 2016 by tyler kingkade , abigail williams , and rebecca klein these are the messages that grads shared at commencement ceremonies. A graduation speech, also known as a commencement address, is a type of speech that is addressed to graduating students during their commencement rites the speech template is typically given by faculty members or overachievers. The most contentious commencement speech so far this year had nothing to do with trump it was delivered at a lesser-known women's college by an alumna in her 80s.