Who spoke at your graduation commencement speech this year? Was it good, or did it leave you snoozing?
While some of us were lucky enough to have humorous and witty commencement speeches made by our school faculty, others were lucky enough to have sponsors from Nike and Good Morning America speak at their graduation speeches! While it is always cool to have someone famous giving your graduating class a speech, we are all tired of hearing the same old “jibber jabber,” like “Your journey starts here!” or “You have the rest of your lives to make mistakes, all you can do is learn from them and continue to grow.”. Well we took a look around and found some very interesting, humorous, and inspiring speeches that were given this year and encourage you to take some advice from these professionals!
- Sandra Bullock – Movie Actress
Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans
“In the mornings, we turn on the music really, really loud before we leave the house. And the rule is, you have to dance a little bit before you step out into the world because it changes the way you walk.”
- Ed Helms Movie Actor – Comedian
Cornell University in New York
“I’m here to tell you that good sense and judgment are highly overrated…Please, remember to be a fool.”
- Charlie Day – Actor
Merrimack College in Massachusetts
“You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what’s going to make you great. You cannot succeed without this risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism and you cannot love without the risk of loss.”
- Madeleine Albright – Former United States Secretary of State
Dickinson College in Pennsylvania
“I hope you can imagine how pleased I am to receive a doctorate without attending a single class.”
- Jay Leno’s Top Rules – Comedian
Emerson College in Massachusetts
- 1. “Try not to get a regular job. When you have a regular job, you wind up acting like regular people.”
- 2. “Don’t have a relationship with a partner who doesn’t get it. You need a soul mate, not a cellmate.”
- 3. ”When you get too comfortable, move on. You should always try to find the toughest audience you can.
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