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First off, I would like to say thank you for inviting me to deliver this commencement address. In writing this speech, I have asked myself what I wish I would have known at my own graduation and what important lessons I have learned in my career as an author. Although it may sound surprising, what I’m going to talk to you about today are the advantages of failure. By the end of my talk, hopefully I will have convinced you that taking risks and enduring failure is fastest route to success.

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First off, I would like to say thank you for inviting me to deliver this commencement address. In writing this speech, I have asked myself what I wish I would have known at my own graduation and what important lessons I have learned in my career as an author. Although it may sound surprising, what I’m going to talk to you about today are the advantages of failure. By the end of my talk, hopefully I will have convinced you that taking risks and enduring failure is fastest route to success.

Words and Phrases

commencement : the beginning of a long process

There was a commencement party before the seminar started.

convince : to persuade someone to do something

He convinced me to quit my job and join his company.

endure : to suffer through something unpleasant

We had to endure a really boring speech.

 

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