Who Are the Top Commencement Speakers? We’ll tell you who!

A top graduation and commencement speaker can make a graduation or commencement ceremony by creating a one-of-a-kind heartfelt and inspiring experience that graduates will carry with them as they enter into the next phase of their careers.

For a memorable graduation or commencement event, consider inviting a famous celebrity speaker, renowned academic, a Fortune 500 CEO, or a motivational speaker who has overcome adversity.

Here is a sampling of the top graduation and commencement speakers we have recently booked:

Steve Woz

A Silicon Valley icon and tech-legend, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. As the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. Steve has forever changed the way we think of the personal computer and interact with technology. Woz’s past commencement speeches have focused on continued learning throughout life and also in trusting your independent innovative ideas

Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli is a United Nations Speaker, National Geographic Young Explorer, and Host of the TV Series Bridge the Gap on PBS and the National Geographic Channel. Chris’s unapologetic energy, humor, and compassion have made him a go-to speaker for multi-million dollar corporations to Ivy League universities, to the United Nations General Assembly Hall. If you’re looking for a commencement speaker that will engage your audience and make them think differently about their lives and their relationships, then Chris is your speaker. He equips audiences with the practical tools needed to grow business, connect with other human beings, and contribute to humanity.

Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad, at the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013. Nyad was unsuccessful in her quest in 2010 and tried two more times 2011 and 2012 before completing the historic swim in 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey in 2013, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.” A keynote from Diana is immensely inspirational, and motivational, and enlivening.

Mark Zuckerberg

Co-founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has grown Facebook into the largest social network in the world. At 33 years old, Mark is one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Harvard, the university Zuckerberg famously dropped out of, recently announced Zuckerberg to be their 2017 commencement speaker.

Vernice Flygirl Armour

Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. Vernice is a battle-tested speaker and ignites audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished. From the moment she steps on stage, she shows audiences how to acknowledge the obstacles in your life without giving them power and how to create a flight plan utilizing her candid strategies to win on the battlefield of business and life.

To bring one of these, or other, graduation and commencement speakers to your event contact BigSpeak at info@BigSpeak.com