Watch lights fade in every room: Cautions about commencement speeches

The Eloquent Woman

I've never given a commencement speech, but as a college senior, I judged the entries from fellow students who wanted to speak, along with a committee of faculty. One entrant wanted to give a real downer of a speech, a doom-and-gloom scenario about all the traps waiting for us in the future. Commencement speeches are fraught with all sorts of perils like this one. Have you given a commencement speech? Tags: commencement speakers