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