Actor Richard T Jones Embarrasses Himself at UMUC Commencement
As someone who has written a commencement speech for a celebrity and had ONE day to do it, actor Richard Jones’ improvisational turn at the microphone at UMUC is just inexcusable. There are plenty of speechwriters like me who will hook you up with something in your voice that matches your goals and values. I also have to say, I find it kind of appalling that someone would perform this badly at a commencement.
Public speaking is on the list of most people’s biggest fears, and commencement speeches are among the biggest honors. Most commencement speeches are boring and trite, but that’s better than uncomfortable and lacking respect.
One of Jones’ last films was “Why Did I Get Married” maybe next time he’ll star in “Why Was I Chosen to Speak in Public.”