Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007
It's been circulating the Web a bit since he made this speech, but Apple and Pixar founder Steve jobs' speech to Stanford University students is a model in how to give a great speech that is human, authentic, honest and inspiring. It's attached as a Word document. To add a bit of value to it, I've added three short learning points at the beginning.
Jobs' speech tells three stories. He starts by saying:
"I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.
My first story is about joining the dots.
My second is about love and loss.
My third is about death."
It's attached as a Word document. Click on the 'attachments' link, below, to open it. And do leave your comments, below.