Commencement from Steve Jobs

The video I watched from TED.com was a commencement speech given by Steve Jobs.  This speech focused primarily on the major struggles Steve Jobs faced while growing up.  The first eight minutes or so of his speech were all about him, and he rarely even spoke about the Stanford graduates or who they should become after graduation.  I was extremely interested in his speech, and even though he wasn’t telling his audience much about what they can do for the majority of his speech, it was inspiring and he gave hope to his whole audience.

When it comes to the technicalities of giving a speech, he had excellent delivery.  He spoke very clearly and was micro-phoned so everyone could hear. He had excellent organization, and he kept his audience interested the entire time.  The speech was fifteen minutes long, but I was intrigued for the entirety of his speech.  The one thing I noticed he could work on was eye contact.  He looked down at his paper quite a bit, which was a little distracting. It was interesting that Steve Jobs dropped out of college, yet was one of the most successful people due to his technological innovation.  It just goes to show that if you have the motivation to go far and succeed, you will.

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About alyssaplante

I am a student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I am studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. I will graduate in May 2012 when I will begin my journey in the 'real world'.
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2 Responses to Commencement from Steve Jobs

  1. ChangWooUWSP says:

    What really inspired you and was intriguing, Alyssa? I am just curious. 🙂

  2. alyssaplante says:

    I think what most inspired me about his speech was the fact that he came into his life feeling like he wasn’t wanted. He became something that most wouldn’t have thought he could achieved without a college degree.

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