Good evening, everyone.
…………………faculty, honoured……………, relieved parents, family, and friends, it’s a distinct pleasure to be in New York City this evening to celebrate the biggest milestone to date in the lives of you, the young men and women before us: your graduation from Columbia University Business School. It may surprise you, but as big a evening t as this is for you, it’s an even bigger evening for your parents. They may look calm and collected as they sit in the audience, So, for everyone here this evening, it’s a very special occasion. And I’m delighted to share it with you. This evening, graduates, I want to share a few thoughts about a topic that should be near and dear to your hearts: As I grew up and started to study ….
A graduation ceremony speech is a speech that celebrates the passing of exams by a student or group of students. It is a common speech to be given by the head student at the awards ceremony. In the graduation ceremony speech, you should speak about your experiences as a student, your expectations and to thank all your colleagues and lecturers for their support. Your graduation ceremony speech can be funny - but it should not offend or insult. Your graduation ceremony speech should have an introduction, a main part and an ending. Your speech introduction should welcome people and set the scene for the rest of the speech. eg. "Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty and my fellow students, I am very pleased to be speaking to you today. I welcome you all and hope that you feel as proud as I do to be part of this great institution/university/college. I'd like to speak for a few minutes about how important this day is to us all". The main part of your graduation speech should focus on three or four key points about the positive aspects of being an graduate eg. "Finishing our studies and passing our exams is a major milestone. Looking back, I remember my first day here. I was scared. I was embarking on such an important journey....
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