Watching my wife's face turn pale was priceless. She really hates speaking in public. I on the other hand actually enjoy it. A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I would give the Alumni Address on behalf of the Oakland University Alumni Association at OU's Spring Commencement this Saturday. I can't even begin to describe how honored I am to have this opportunity, let alone the borderline-manic excitement of speaking to that many people.
I've been pouring over my speech for some time now, trying to find the words that would make the most impact or at the very least not come accross as antiquated relics that fall on nearly-spent attention spans. After all, the Alumni Address is the last on the schedule ... the one thing keeping graduates from their families and freedom.
So what would you say? What pearl of wisdom do you think college graduates would find the most valuable?