Stephen Colbert and more great commencement speeches of 2006

It’s June again, which means graduation time, which means commencement speeches! This year, Stephen Colbert gave a great commencement speech at Knox College on June 3, 2006 (via John Scalzi). The money shot of his speech is about learning to say “yes-and” instead of “no-but”. This is incredibly valuable advice.

In case you’re asking “who’s Stephen Colbert,” he’s most recently generated buzz around his 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner speech (Transcript, Google Video).

If you want to see more, here are some great commencement speeches from 2005.


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