Graduation Day Speech Blues? Problem Solved

By Andrew Ivey | Speeches

May 10
Graduation Speech

Graduation Speech Blues?

With Graduation day looming the need to give a graduation speech can fill new graduands with some anxiety. That was the thinking behind the work of Joan Morris and Jackie Burrell of the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

Cleverly they have devised a simple word substitution system for the perfect graduation day speech. The words will need some flexing outside the USA. But as a solution for a simple public speaking need–it’s great fun.

Yes, Please

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About the Author

The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+

  • Ella Malcolmson says:

    Thanks for the advice!

    I’ll definitely tell this to my younger sister, hopefully she will be graduating next school year!

    Enjoy the real world!

    Ella Malcolmson
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Plumbers Colorado Springs

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  • ultrasound technician says:

    What a great resource!

  • Thanks a lot for this tip. It’ll come in real handy soon.

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