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Two must-see college graduation speeches

Presentation Zen

It's graduation time in many parts of the world , and that means long ceremonies and a lot of speeches. Watch on YouTube. That's it.

NYU PR Graduate Course Keynote

TJ Walker Interactive

Videos of the keynote speech made to NYU graduate students in a media PR class. Communications Public Speaking Skills public relations Media NYU pr

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 89)

Manner of Speaking

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Did Admiral McRaven REALLY Speak & Deliver?

Speak and Deliver

Admiral McRaven Commencement Ring the Bell SEALS University of Texas UT Graduation Speech Naval Adm. William H. William H. Really. 20 minutes?

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Why you will fail to have a great career

The Presenter's Blog

Universities can scrap the scheduled speakers for this year’s graduation ceremonies. I’m an economist, I do dismal.”.

Humanities - Young, Hopeful Graduate Students Start Perilous Journey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" They are young, hopeful graduate students in the Humanities.   Like the current 1Ls in law school, they can beat the odds.

Even Elite Liberal Arts Institutions Leave Graduates Behind In Earning Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, I graduated college in 1967. " - Andrea Fuller, The Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015. Here is the article. I blamed myself.

Cute Power Tricks - Stanford Graduate Business School Scandal Position 'Em As, Well, Crass

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is among the lessons Stanford Graduate Business School tenured professor, Deborah Gruenfeld, teaches the next generation of leaders.

PowerPoint Tip - Graduated Backgrounds

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One of the most popular ideas I shared on my webinar last month about creating your own custom PowerPoint template was to use a graduated background instead of a solid color. So I suggest a graduated background where the color at the top gradually changes to the color at the bottom. So a clean background is better. And I agree.

Underemployed College Graduates' Majors - Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, English Lit Top List

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The bad news for underemployed graduates of law school (JDs), a number of those are making their living (and not a good one) being paralegals.

J.K. Rowling’s Commencement Address – Grabbing and keeping audience engagement

Pivotal Public Speaking

public speaking videos commencement address graduation J.K. Just magic!! What an inspiring speech this was! Rowling

A Great Speaker - er.Leader - Retires.

Speak and Deliver

Stanford Graduation Steve Jobs Speaking Storytelling AppleJobs' speaking was peppered with stories, humor, and dream-building. Stories. Dreams.

Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree

Executive Speech Coach

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree The Wall Street Journal By Heather R. ▼ August (6) The “One Thing&# to be a Powerful Presenter: Pause Graduate With Skills, Not Just a Degree Speaker Boot Camp in the UK Presentation Skills Club Page on Facebook How Long is Forever? Volunteer with charities.

That Personal Essay for Admission to College, Graduate/Professional Schools: Make it personal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When they contact me for coaching, I say three words: Make it personal.    It's bad for class morale to have someone leave.

6 Tips for Getting a Communications Job in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rene shared six tips on getting a job in communications and PR in Silicon Valley. Here’s the video and transcript of her speech. [.].

Plastic: Just as in "The Graduate," only it refers to credit cards

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In writing - oh, excuse me, we have to now call what we do "creating content" - the game is all about following the money. 

NSA/NC Speaker Academy Success Stories

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Speakers Academy (originally called Pro-Track) has graduated over 300 speakers from the year-long training program. I [.].

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Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A survey by the Hay Group revealed that 80 percent of employers are struggling to find graduates with the soft skills they […].

New Holiday: Take your college-graduate son/daugther to peek at work underbelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Total perception management.    From the admissions online information to the commencement address, most of the messages undergraduates receive is that their future work will have meaning, provide a self of belonging, and pay well.    In her book THE WORKING LIFE: THE PROMISE AND BETRAY OF MODERN WORK, Joanne B.

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

Duarte Blog

In sharing her own experiences, she told the graduates what she had learned over the last year: “The easy days ahead of you will be easy.

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Music for the holidays

Kate's Voice

I have a Master’s Degree in applied voice and began teaching singing in graduate school, which was far too long ago (but it’s given me at least 10,000 hours doing it!!) I have taken what I learned as a performer and vocalist, and applied it to [.]. It’s not a secret. I am a singer. singing vocal delivery

Picture this: US college kids – then and now

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In 1940, in the vast majority of counties no more than 10% of the population had graduated from college [.]. Thanks to the fascinating website Sociological Images for a pointer to this interactive map at The Chronicle of Higher Education website that presents data on the proportion of U.S. adults with a bachelor’s degree over time.

"Everything is Going to be Okay:" Words for grads or commencement speakers?

The Eloquent Woman

In the process, he's created a book that will delight anyone who's had to give a speech as well as one that makes a great gift for a recent graduate.

Quintessential Public Speaking: The Commencement Address

DeFinis Communications

When my son was in the 8 th grade I had the privilege of preparing and coaching the graduation speakers of Kent Middle School in Kentfield, California.

Steve Jobs on life: change it, improve it, make your mark

Presentation Zen

Every year around this time I look for inspirational speeches, presentations, and other words of advice for graduating seniors.

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

PowerPoint Tips

” Craig has a Graduate Diploma in Computer-Based Learning. * * * * *. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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Famous Speech Friday: Maria Shriver on "The Power of the Pause"

The Eloquent Woman

But Shriver urged the graduates not to feel pushed to rush toward things. "What are you gonna do?" You can help us change the channel."

Lydia Pinkham

The Communication Blog

I want to bring to your attention a new book by a friend of mine; we went to graduate school together at the U of I. link].

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

In graduate school I took a public speaking class and the professor had us deliver speeches — using notes — every class. Discomfort zone?

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11 famous speeches by women in engineering & technology

The Eloquent Woman

Her talk made a point of resonating with all ages of graduates in the audience. She codes, cheerleads, and does much more. At just $3.99

Five Essential Questions to ask Yourself

Presentation Zen

It’s graduation time around the United States, and while many speeches are forgettable, some of them stick. 2) I wonder, why/if? Simply start.

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Speakers: To persuade, get concrete. To inspire, be abstract.

The Eloquent Woman

While it's not possible to extrapolate the findings to the workplace, this study made me think of commencement speeches, which are traditionally long on high-minded abstractions and short on what's actually about to happen to the graduates. Consider that, graduates! Should you try to inspire your audience--or persuade them?

Famous Speech Friday: Jill Abramson's "to anyone who's been dumped"

The Eloquent Woman

Abramson instead reached for a theme that suited both her situation and that of the graduates: Resilience. Supreme Court nominee. I don''t know.

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A Lasting Impression: A Lesson Once Again on the Power of Stories

DeFinis Communications

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Public speaking education

Pivotal Public Speaking

I have post graduate qualifications. How can we learn to become public speakers? How do we learn public speaking? Formal education.

Why do you need a building to get an education?

More than PowerPoint...

” As Mark Cuban recently blogged in Will Your College Go Out of Business Before You Graduate? , I graduated from GVSU. So opulent.

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10 famous commencement speeches by eloquent women

The Eloquent Woman

Can you remember your commencement speakers, or any memorable speakers at the graduations you''ve attended? Maybe not so expected. and 6.

From The Eloquent Woman Index: 8 famous commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Can you remember your commencement speakers, or any memorable speakers at the graduations you''ve attended? Maybe not so expected. Also in 2012.

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Get them Standing: Commencement Speeches 2010

Green Room Speakers

Hamid Mir addresses the graduates of the Kennedy School at Harvard and begins by asking everyone to get up and stretch. Great point.

The #1 thing employers want most in a new hire

PowerPoint Tips

Moreover, when employers graded their average new graduate recruit on skills/attributes, they rated verbal communication skills #6.