New this year, a selection of the most inspirational quotations and illustrations to share with your graduates, from kindergarten to college and universities. They are fun, they are short, they are quirky and totally memorable. Have a look at this growing
Of course, we can't give away ALL of our ideas for improvement of your graduation speech [that would be like giving away FREE merchandise] but we CAN have a writer give you enough of a "taste" to prove to you that their ability to transform words into "speech magic" is quite real and worth you time and expense!
~Louisa May Alcott
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
I've spent time with my fellow graduates and have gotten a comment on each of our staff members: "Nancy has always been there for me through boys, family and whatever.
What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it.
Here are more of the best graduation speeches, out of the more than 200 commencement speeches I collected so far.
As I was gathering input for this graduation speech, several people suggested including a profound quote offering “encouraging advice to the young graduates”, and then there were others who said, “eh don’t worry about it, no one listens to those anyway.” Fortunately, I was actually able to take from both suggestions and found a happy balance.
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On June 13, 2011, I woke up a happy and excited 17 year old for it was my graduation day and that meant no more high school, no more nagging teachers, and no more drama....
Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think.
As we, the graduation class of 2006, sit here watching as the last of our high school careers fade into twilight and nervously awaiting what new adventure tomorrow will bring, it is important that we share a moment to reflect and appreciate the enormity of our fine accomplishment.
Once in a while, a graduation speech comes along to inspire not just the young graduates but all those young at heart. Journalist and author Ron Suskind's commencement speech this May at Lewis & Clark College has done just that, conveying a powerful message through three moving stories. Top that with some light jokes and a truly outstanding delivery (no notes, moves around the podium, funny gestures) and you know you stumbled over one unforgettable graduation speech. No wonder the graduates gave him a standing ovation!
I believe you can't go wrong with any of these graduation speeches; there is something to learn and share from every single commencement speech.
If you need help, my article 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.
As the first-ever international student speaker on commencement, I am very honored to be here tonight to be given this opportunity to speak on behalf of the graduating class of the 2003.
Ten years into collecting commencement speeches with inspirational words I am still going strong. There are so many wonderful speeches worth reading, now 200 of them in the Graduation Wisdom collection. Yet this truly just a fraction of the thousands of speeches delivered in the last decades. Therefore, from this perspective, every graduation speech well written is a gem. Now, some of the greatest graduation quotes are on images so you can pin, share, print, and put them on your graduate's virtual or analog wall.
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The countdown is on! Every day new graduation speaker announcements are trickling in from colleges and universities around the country. I dutifully sift through and compile the These are the speeches I plan to review as they are posted online. Join me in the quest for the best graduation speeches of 2017!