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Inspiring Graduation Speeches

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    • Learning Is Beautiful

      About this Video

      Global media leader Oprah Winfrey gives a speech on the value of education.

      Key Learning Points

      • expressing enthusiasm
      • talking about possibilities
      • Work Hard, Be Kind and Amazing Things Will Happen

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        The famous host and comedian encourages the graduates of Dartmouth College to accept change and follow their dreams.

        Key Learning Points

        • giving advice
        • making jokes
        • Tom Hanks: Move Ever Forward

          About this Video

          The famous actor addresses the graduates of Yale University during their commencement exercise.

          Key Learning Points

          • asking questions
          • describing professional life
          • President Obama: "Persevere"

            About this Video

            President Obama delivers a commencement speech at Barnard College.

            Key Learning Points

            • stating reasons
            • giving advice
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