“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
There are many speakers in history that deliver not only a well-organized speech, but also a memorable speech. Within a speech it is important to capture your audiences attention and gain their respect. Of all the wonderful speakers in history, one that has captured my attention, as a model public speaker, is Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs wrote and delivered the commencement speech, “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” This speech was delivered to the graduates of Stanford University, on June 12, 2005. In this speech Steve Jobs begins with:
“I'm honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today, I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.”
With these words, Steve Jobs, a great leader and innovator, initiates an address that really shows his personal characteristics of a successful but simple man. He expresses how he has learned from every single event in his life and has followed his own heart and feelings towards a likely future for himself.
As stated, Jobs divided his speech into three parts; three different stories that converge in one idea. Jobs’ view as stated in his speech is, “Do what you love and love what you do – that is an invitation for every alumnus of Stanford University.” He takes his personal life lessons and shares his thoughts and experiences in order to encourage people to feel a real passion for their professions without caring about superficial matters. His first story, “Connecting the Dots”, is very revealing, while he advances in his narration, people are able to understand the real meaning of the title.
In the beginning of the speech, Jobs has a great Introduction. He immediately gets the audiences attention by excusing his significance and lowering himself. In the speech Jobs ends up revealing a fact that...