Memorable Commencement Speeches – Public Speaking At It’s Best

Memorable Commencement SpeechesPublic Speaking At It’s Best

Reblogged from The Galaxy, by Steph S. Mata

MAY 26

In honor to my UBC Management students graduating this month and early next month, I am posting this compilation of videos of commencement speeches. Yes, the Steve Jobs’ legendary Stanford commencement address is here (Jobs wore his trademark levi’s under his academic gown), but the others are equally compelling.  The David Foster Wallace “What is Water?” speech is also here, but as a link to that video at the bottom of this post.


1.  John Green’s Commencement Speech 2013 – The most recent.

2. J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement 2011

3.  Harvard University 2011 Class Day Speech by Amy Poehler

4. Steve Jobs‘ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, my personal all-time favorite.

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