Living Life With Integrity
Ellen Degeneres Keynotes - Speeches by Ellen DeGeneres reflect the talk show host's remarkable sense of comedic timing and...
This Motivational Commencement Speech by Ellen Degeneres is Uplifting
Her use of pop-culture references, mention of tequila-drinking skills and freestyle dance moves provided a casual and entertaining atmosphere for the graduates. Her lighthearted attitude transformed what could easily have been a mundane and cliché keynote address into one that had even the President of the University engaged.
Ellen's motivational commencement speech hit all of the main points traditionally given at graduation ceremonies such as advice to stay true to oneself, to carve one's own path and to follow one's passions.
The resounding takeaway from the celebrity's speech was to "live life with integrity," and that no matter how bleak or difficult a time in one's life may seem, enough determination and perseverance can turn things around.