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Three Inspirational Speeches


I had the opportunity to speak at my graduation on Friday, which was cool ♥. In preparation I watched a lot of speeches. I’m going to share three that really spoke to me. I’m amused because my selection screams things about my personality, especially about my aspirations and values.

Anyway, I hope you’re inspired, but these are long so you may need to grab some food, some tea, take a break, and/or bookmark this page and plan to come back.

1 – Casey Gerald’s Student Address (Harvard Business School 2014)

2 – Stephen Bright’s “It’s Your Moment” (YLS 2012 Commencement Address)

3 – Oprah Winfrey’s Commencement Address (Spelman College 2012)

BONUS: David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” (Kenyon College 2005 Commencement Address)

It’s funny but this post feels quite revealing even though it’s just a sampling of great graduation speeches I found on YouTube. Feel free to share other inspirational speeches in the comments.

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  • Reply Pauline September 4, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Glad you enjoyed speaking at your graduation, I’m sure you did well! :) I’d like to speak at my graduation too, it’d be amazing. These videos are so inspiring, I’ve watched a few of them already.

  • Reply Michelle September 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I love the one with John Waters. His speech was great and just, I lack words for a graduation speech like that. I implore you to watch it.

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