Your farewell lecture….

by Katie Ledger on January 8, 2008 · 2 comments

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What would you say to a group of college students if it was your last speech? What words would you use and exactly how would you deliver it? What sort of tone would it have?  Just some of the questions answered by this this man.

Prof Randy Pausch is a Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University.

Pausch has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was told in August 2007 to expect a remaining three to six months of good health.

Pausch delivered his “Last Public Lecture“, entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, at CMU on September 18, 2007. This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical “final talk”, i.e., “what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?”

Stories, stories, stories and not a ppt on e numbers in sight. Watch and enjoy ….


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1 terry January 9, 2008 at 6:57 am

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it – and with who….Terry Knott

2 Katie Ledger January 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm

indeed – i think your last speech would be very engaging. You are the one person i dont have to remind to tell stories ! K 🙂

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