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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Greatest speeches?

Apparently the online world has been driven into a speech-watching frenzy, possibly brought on by commencement addresses as colleges all over the US send off a new generation of bright-eyed graduates into the world. Here are some of the speeches, new and old, that I've seen others posting. As I've done before, this is just as much a resource for me as it is for you!

Salman Khan's Commencement Address to Rice University's Class of 2012

Andy Samburg's College Class Day Speech at Harvard University

Jim Valvano's "Never Give Up" Speech

Barack Obama's 2004 Democratic National Convention Speech

Oprah Winfrey's Commencement Address to Stanford University's Class of 2008

Winston Churchill's "We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches" Speech (Excerpt)

Randy Pausch on Time Management

Ronald Reagan's Address following the Challenger disaster

Atticus Finch's Courtroom Speech from To Kill a Mockingbird

The St. Crispin's Day Speech from Henry V

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture


Steve Jobs's Commencement Address to Stanford University's Class of 2005


Neil Gaiman's Commencement Address to University of the Arts' Class of 2012

David Foster Wallace's Commencement Address to Kenyon College's Class of 2005


If you come across a speech that you find insightful, powerful or just plain interesting, feel free to share it in the comments!

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