Congratulations Graduates

One of the best moments of a graduation ceremony is the special keynote graduation speech from a well-known person.  It’s an incredible feeling you get when you witness and listen to a legendary figure, maybe former graduate of the school, and a person who has “made it” in life and now wants to impart their knowledge of what you might expect in the “real-world” post graduation.

I often stumble on a speech from you tube, or Twitter/X that I’ve wanted to share with others and now I can using the forum of this website.

The speaker list and their presentations will continue to be updated.  I’ll be posting more speeches as I find them. You can scroll the whole page or click the name of the person you want to watch.

Commencement Speakers
Bianna Golodryga – University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts 2023 Taylor Swift – New York University, 2022
Brene Brown – University of Texas at Austin 2020 (remote during pandemic)

Steve Jobs – Stanford University 2005



Bianna Golodryga

Bianna Golodryga is an anchor and global affairs specialist at CNN. Moldovan born, she emigratrated to the United States with her parents when she was very young. She is a graduate of UT, and has held a wide variety of positions in the financial sector and interrnational reporting. She was one of the weekend anchors on ABC Good Morning America. [speech begins at 27:38]


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a singer, producer, director, musician and one of the most popular people on the planet. Currently touring worldwide on her ERA’s Tour. [speech begins at 2:38]


Brene Brown

Brene Brown is an author, social worker, speaker, storyteller, and researcher in the field of Human Develoment. She is a Texan who has spent decades studying impefection, vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy. The author of many bestselling books such as “The Gift of Imperfection, “Daring Greatly,” and “The Atlas of the Heart.”



Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was the former head of Apple and Pixar Animation, who passed away October 5, 2011 at age 56. His commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 is considered one of the best speeches ever.  He is introduced by the President of Stanford who gives a concise history of Steve Jobs achievements.   This speech will inspire you, as it did to the graduates and the thousands of people who have experienced it since.  As Steve Jobs said “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” [Speech begins after remarks at 7:21]

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