Mackay: How to overcome the jitters and not freeze up

  • by: HARVEY MACKAY
  • Updated: July 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM

I recently came across a graduation speech by the valedictorian of a law school. He began his remarks by acknowledging that he had difficulty deciding what “wisdom” to impart to his fellow graduates. He said he had consulted several quotation books and speaker’s guides, but had come away uninspired. He reviewed all the cases of law the class had studied and had found nothing that he felt was appropriate on such an important occasion.

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