Writing a good speech for your high school graduation or college graduation is a big responsibility and the task can be a little intimidating. With a few tips and some sample speeches to look at, you could quickly be on your way to writing a very engaging speech of your own. Always keep your speech short, simple and funny. Nobody wants to listen to a long and boring speech. Remember, always end your speech with a memorable quote.
Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready.
Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go.
Dear Google, thank you for doing most of my homework for me. You’re amazing.
I want to thank Google, Wikipedia and whoever invented copy and paste.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
There is a reason they call these ceremonies “Commencement exercise.” Graduation is not the end, it’s the beginning.
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Bill Gates Harvard Commencement Address 2007
Bill Gates addresses the Harvard Alumni Association in Tecentenary Theater at Harvard University’s 2007 Commencement Afternoon Exercises.