The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

The Best Commencement Speeches, ever - read 300 addresses going back to 1774

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

You just spent the past four years burning the midnight oil for a piece of paper that says, "I did it! I graduated.

The above commencement speech, mandatory listening for anyone who hopes to be creatively successful, is right up there with Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech, which I’ve embedded below. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on either, as well as links to any favorite speeches of your own.

The above commencement speech, mandatory listening for anyone who hopes to be creatively successful, is right up there with Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech, which I’ve embedded below. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on either, as well as links to any favorite speeches of your own.

Fred Rogers, 2002. From NPR's The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.

Fred Rogers, 2002

Steve's 2005 Stanford commencement speech. I hope we can all take his message to heart.

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12 best commencement speeches of all time

12 best commencement speeches of all time

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On May 14, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, gave a powerful speech to the graduating students of UC Berkeley about resilience and loss.  For the first time in public, she addressed the death of her husband last year. She went on to tell students that her loss made her more appreciative of time as well as the things that have gone right in her life.  As a part of our #BIBrightFuture series on Instagram, we are highlighting this year’s best commencement speeches from across the U.S…

On May 14, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, gave a powerful speech to the graduating students of UC Berkeley about resilience and loss. For the first time in public, she addressed the death of her husband last year. She went on to tell students that her loss made her more appreciative of time as well as the things that have gone right in her life. As a part of our #BIBrightFuture series on Instagram, we are highlighting this year’s best commencement speeches from across the U.S…

NPR's feature the best commencement speeches ever - Joss Whedon, 2013

Joss Whedon, 2013

NPR's feature the best commencement speeches ever - Joss Whedon, 2013

Tiffany Shlain, 2010. From NPR's The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.

Tiffany Shlain, 2010

Tiffany Shlain, 2010. From NPR's The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.

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