As with any good speech, the contents of the speech should be appropriate for the audience. Targeting what your audience would want to hear allows them to feel engaged by your speech. It is important to learn about your ... More »

In a graduation speech, a principal should offer a welcome to all guests at the ceremony, introduce teachers and administrators to the audience, offer examples of accomplishments by the student body, provide advice for t... More »

Good examples of graduation speeches include Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University in 2005, J.K. Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard University in 2008, David Foster Wallace's commencement address at Kenyon Coll... More »

When crafting a speech for a 6th grade graduation, students should provide an opening sentence that is humorous, memorable or inspirational. The speech should include a welcome to guests of the graduation, an acknowledge... More »

Watching previous commencement speeches online, writing down the main messages you want to convey, adding humor when possible and being self-depreciating in tone all help you craft a graduation speech that is both heart-... More » Holidays & Celebrations Graduation

One example of a good quote for a graduation speech is "If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves," by Thomas Edison. Another example is "All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to... More »

When preparing a preschool graduation speech, consider commemorating the event by reading a graduation poem or a book such as the Dr. Seuss classic, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." When writing the speech, remember the inten... More »