The most recent speech I heard was a monotone, tiresome recitation of the speaker’s career changes, a boring oral curriculum vitae. The speaker’s main assets seemed to be fashion-model good looks and the fact that he worked for the richest couple on earth. Ayup.
So what are the key parts to a graduation speech?
Am I missing anything?
Neil Postman wrote a graduation speech before he died giving permission for anyone to use it. It is worth the ten minutes it takes to read it.
What do you think are the key ingredients to a good commencement address?
Do you know of other great speeches online?