Randy Pausch: Carnegie Mellon Commencement

On May 18, 2008, Randy Pausch made a surprising appearance at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a commencement speech.

Thank you, Randy, for using your precious time to remind us what really matters.

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Randy Pausch: Time Management

In November 2007, Randy Pausch gave a lecture on Time Management at the University of Virginia. Even if it is not so well known compared to his last lecture, it’s one of the best lectures I’ve ever seen. And it demonstrates what a great and funny teacher the world lost.

 

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Randy Pausch: Testimony to the Labor, Health & Human Services Subcommittee

Four month before his death, Randy Pausch spoke on behalf of all pancreatic cancer patients before the Labor, Health & Human Services Subcommittee. He talked about why it is urgent to increase the funding for this hideous disease.

 

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Randy Pausch: “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” (The Last Lecture)

Usually, I wouldn’t go with a topic every week, but this great man deserves it.

Professor Randy Pausch passed away on July 25th. Nine month before he died from pancreatic cancer, he left behind an outstanding spoken gem. His last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University inspired millions of viewers all over the world.

You might have seen the lecture on YouTube before. This one is a longer version including speeches from friends and collegues (Steve Seabolt, Jim Foley, Jimmy Cohen and Andries "Andy" van Dam) after the lecture.

Carnegie Mellon provides a transcript [.pdf]. More information can be found at Six Minutes.

Update: Since Google Video is down, this is version no longer contains the subsequent speeches by his friends and collegues.

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Johnny Search: Flirting

Finally, for the week of brave speeches I have something special for you. Have you ever heard of Powerpoint Karaoke?

The basic rule is simple: You have to give a presentation with slides you’ve never seen before. This video is from the inaugral McCann Sydney PPTK event and so far the best I could find: Johnny Search didn’t know in advance that he will talk about flirting.

If you haven’t had enough, there are more presentations from the same event.

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