The best public speaker
Speech in Stanford ceremony
structure and sentences
n Structure of this speech is very simple:
n 1. The first story is about connecting the dots
n 2. second story is about love and loss.
n 3. third story is about death.
Rule of Three
n In this public speech Steve Jobs used Rule of Three:
n 1.  all external expectations,  all pride,  all fear” (9:33)
n 2. learned  about serif and san serif typefaces,  about varying the
amount of space between different letter combinations,  about what
makes great typography great
n 3. don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma
— which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let
the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Strong opening: Praise the
audience and show some humility
n Jobs opens with a compliment for the audience: “I am honored to be
with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities
in the world.” He follows that by showing humility in admitting that he
never graduated college. In just a few sentences, he has made the
audience feel very good about themselves, and increased their
receptiveness to his message.
n The former is formal, and invokes an image of two entrepreneurs who
n The latter is conversational, and invokes an image of two close friends.
Jobs chooses a conversational style, and this is a wise choice. His audience
is composed of college graduates for whom graduation often means
diverging paths from their close friends.
Figures of Speech Abound
n If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in…
n Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect
them looking backwards
n …Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.
Why I chose this public speaker
and this speech
n I chose because Steve’s Jobs speech in Stanford ceremony it’s very intresting
speech. I especially liked the part about connecting
the dots. I've already read it in one book and was glad to hear this
idea in his speech. The fact that we do not see a point wherewe
go forward. But if you look down on our lives then we will see how to connect