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From Jane Fonda to Angelina Jolie, These Keynotes Share Their Stories

 - May 28, 2013
This collection of speeches by celebrities spotlights a number of household names in media, movies, television and music. A significant portion of these speeches are commencement speeches, presented to post-secondary graduate students all across North America. Many of these commencement talks showcase a very serious and intellectual side to typically funny and sarcastic people such as Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Poehler. While Ellen encourages her audience to stay true to themselves no matter what they do, Amy discusses the importance of collaboration in life -- with both peers and loved ones.

Representing the media, these speeches also feature Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Barbara Walters. Each of these well-known individuals provides insight for graduating students to pursue their dreams to the fullest, ignoring setbacks and negative feedback. Some of the talks also address issues like health care and freedom of speech.

Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey also discuss women's issues, addressing the importance of governments of developing countries becoming more dedicated to the health, education and protection of young women.

These speeches by celebrities all showcase a different side that many people aren't accustomed to. These talks address important issues of life and bridge the gap between everyday people and these world-famous speakers.