Persuasive Speech : Steve Jobs

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Clever Title Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple, Pixar, and NeXT says, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” during the June 12, 2005, Stanford University commencement address. Jobs gives a speech about his life and the hardships he experienced to further motivate the college graduates to reach their dreams by doing what they love and to succeed even as they get knocked down. Jobs tells the audience. “Your time is limited,” meaning that, when doing something they love, they must keep at it because time is of the essence, and life is too short to hate doing whatever they do or are going to do every day. Taking the audience through the events of his life, Jobs speaks with a humorous and hopeful tone. Steve Jobs successfully…show more content…
Lastly, Jobs describes his life philosophy, saying “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” meaning that he would live his life doing what he likes, not what others like. Jobs impresses and convinces the audience through logic, pulling them in. This allows the graduates to be inspired to take ahold of life. Additionally, in hopes to create an emotional connection between the audience, Jobs tells deeply personal stories. He explains how life is about connecting the dots. Through this story, Jobs talks about his youth from his adoption to his parents trying to afford to send him to Reed College. Through Jobs creating a sense of honesty and a sense of empathy, the students and audience start to begin seeing Jobs as a real person. After creating that sense, Jobs makes the students feel outraged after hearing his story about dropping out, building Apple, and then hearing about how he got fired from his own job.This leaves the audience questions like, “How could that happen to a man like him? Then Jobs leaves them feeling fearful of their own mortality after hearing about Jobs road with cancer. After having the graduates in the palms of his hands, Jobs leaves them with a message that he did not have an easy beginning very much like the other graduates and that this message will be with them forever as they overcome obstacles to success. Also, Jobs uses particular words and
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