How to Write a Graduation Speech Everyone Will Remember
If you’re facing writer’s block, let these clever graduation speech ideas guide you.
It’s not easy to give advice to your peers, and it’s even harder to do it in front of a room full of their friends and extended family members at college graduation (or high school, middle school, or elementary school, for that matter). Whether you were chosen to speak at the commencement podium because of your top-of-class grades or were elected class speaker because of your charisma, there are probably countless memories, tidbits of wisdom, and funny one-liners you want to include. And after what seems like 100 other speakers, you want to make sure to grab people’s attention instead of putting them to sleep.
Since you are also graduating, you don’t need to use this time to answer all of life’s existential questions, although you might feel like trying. After all, you’re still figuring it out yourself. Instead, talk about what you know, reflect on the big memories you share with your fellow classmates, and use our tips below to write the most memorable speech of the day.