Opinions of Jefferson may vary. But few would deny he is a strong public speaker.
In his speech at the recent University of Oregon commencement ceremony, "You Might Be Screwed," Jefferson Smith combined humor with self-depreciation, thought-provoking questions with compelling anecdotes, and a quick wit in responding to how the crowd reacted to his words.
A couple of my favorites pieces of advice to graduates: "You can't do anything you want, but you can do more than you think," and "Don't just think about what already exists, think about what doesn't. And do that."