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College Graduation Keynote Speech


This is a college graduation keynote address. It’s objectives are to inspire the college students to achieve greater goals in life. It is filled with touching personal stories aimed at motivating the audience. There is a core message in this speech which is reinforced many times using many different personal stories. This speech is ideal for a presenter who has ‘made it’ in life and would like to inspire the audience with his / her success stories.

Excerpt of Speech

President Bok, Former President Rudenstine, Incoming president Faust, members of the Harvard corporation and the board of overseers, members of the faculty, parents and especially the graduates. I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this – Dad I always told you I’d come back and get my degree. I want to thank Harvard for…

Speech Type

Invocation / Motivation / Inspiration


25.5 minutes

File Format

Text (.txt) file

Suggested Presentation Style

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