Tuesday, June 21

Funny Commencement Speeches

A big part of any graduating class is the commencement speech. Generally, universities will try to bring out the big guns when it comes to the grand finale of the college experience. Often, the speaker is a graduate of the university, but in this case that's not true.

The first video below features Conan O'Brien, who attended Harvard and gave rival Dartmouth their 2011 commencement speech, while Stephen Colbert, as he notes in his words to Northwestern University, had an incomplete in one of his courses and received a yellow slip of paper in lieu of a diploma. While both videos clock in at over 20 minutes, they are hilarious and worth watching. But if they weren't, they wouldn't be on this blog, would they?



1 comment:

  1. Along with humor and engaging audiences, it's a challenge to offer a diverse audience a message that will resonate and leave them with gifts for their journey ahead.

    Here's an example of a storied approach to this challenge. A collage of stories is used to offer students three gifts for their journey (judgment, compassion, and mercy).

    http://www.vimeo.com/24981140

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