Commencement 2017

vdu-e1455559276836So I did this thing.

I was asked to give a speech at the commencement ceremony for the Political Science faculty, something between 5-7 minutes. I went on for 8 1/2. Honestly, a bit intimidating speaking before a graduating class. And then you sit there, on the stage, with your fellow presenters, while all the students come up to get their diplomas. And every now and again, one would come over and shake our hands as well. I haven’t shaken that many hands in a long time!

Anyway, if you’re interested in what I had to say, there’s a video below.  Continue reading “Commencement 2017”

DAVID • Think: What’s Next Kids?

David june 14DAVID • Think: What’s Next Kids?.

Here’s my latest piece for David Magazine. My thoughts on what a commencement speech should say and do.

For all of my students who are graduating, for anyone who is in school or university now and looking forward to the day when they can wear the cap and gown and for everyone who has already crossed that stage and shook hands while receiving their diploma, this is for you.

And for everyone else about to enjoy the summer, there’s other great articles in here for you, too!