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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2 Comments on “Memorable Commencement Speeches – Public Speaking At It’s Best”

  1. M Saleem Chaudhry May 27, 2013 at 09:49 #

    It’s always, I say for my personal attachment with David, but all other may say the most of times, David finds some unique, rich and enlightening issue to add to the knowledge of his students and friend. Once again it’s a great pick and I was more moved by the piece of legendary Steve Jobb.



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