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 »

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According to recommendations by Forbes.com, there are 10 important keys to writing an effective leadership speech. These keys are underpinned by the two main objectives behind every speech: to make a good impression and ... More »

To write an effective campaign speech, determine a spirited rationale for running that can be conveyed in 20 seconds or less, focus on the way the speech sounds more than the way it appears, get to the point quickly, use... More »

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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 »

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 »

The American tradition of moving the tassel on graduation caps from the right side to the left side during the commencement ceremony signifies the recognition of earning a degree. It is sometimes called "turning of the t... More »

At the beginning of a commencement ceremony, students wear their tassels on the right side of their graduation cap. When the diploma is conferred upon the students, the tassels are moved to the left side. More »