Randy Pausch Inspired Graduates.
Professor Pausch goal when he began his speech was to inspire the graduates of Carnegie Mellon University on their graduation ceremony; the message was to live life to the fullest and to follow their passion and heart.
The introduction of the speech clearly establishes the purpose of the speech, and it was powerful and memorable. He began his speech by saying how glad or happy he was by been there and actually underlying that nowadays he was happy to be anywhere, by him saying this actually gave a hint to the graduates that there was something behind the scene that he knew but the audience didn’t, but soon they were going to find out. He confess later in the introduction that a few months back they told him he had only three to six months to live, he was in month nine. When he mention this he caught the audience attention and actually introduce the question into their mind how this person that is dying can be actually standing in front of us talking about follow your passion and heart if the reaper is knocking at his door.
The anecdotes and the stories of the speech were related to the main idea. Each of them was clear on the understanding of the idea. They were support on the arguments of the speech, and had an easy transition from one another. For example he mention that one person told him that he was beating the reaper because he had outlived three more months of what they told him he was going to live, and without hesitation he says that you don’t beat the ripper by living longer you beat the ripper by living well and fully. With this, he transition to give examples of support by saying that you won’t regret in your deathbed what you have done, you will regret what you didn’t do in your life, it didn’t bother him or he didn’t regret the mistakes that he did in life, he actually look back and cherish them, because it remind him of the things that he accomplished, regardless if he made mistakes...