Me no think I should speak.
March 13, 2007 9:38 PM Subscribe
Should I give the keynote speech at my local community college?
posted by typewriter to society & culture (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have, for reasons that are a little beyond me, been asked to give the keynote address to the graduates of the community college of my fair city. I did graduate from there over 10 years ago, with a diploma in Theatre Arts. Like, c'mon. I did not go to the ceremony back then. The college is a whole mish-mash of very practical training programs from an Acting Conservatory (where I came from) to high-end culinary classes to all things mechanical. I guess my question is: aren't people who give keynotes supposed to be *important*? I'm barely 10 years out of school! While I have had my share of small successes, I hardly think they qualify me to give a keynote. It's a bit embarrassing. What should I do - suck it up and give a 10 minute speech (gulp!) or some how politely decline this dubious honour without offending?