I’m doing some early-summer traveling, and in the interest of recharging my batteries a wee bit, I thought it might be a good time to share a few of my favorite kinds of videos – comedians giving commencement addresses. A few laughs plus some wisdom and life advice tossed in? What could be better?

Below are three of my favorites:

Steve Carell @Princeton

On the things that technology has stolen from us, and the best advice his parents ever gave him.

Charlie Day @Merrimack

On failure, and making choices that define one’s career.

Conan O’Brien @Dartmouth

On what happens when your worst fear actually does come to pass.

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About Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.

Performance psychologist and Juilliard alumnus & faculty member Noa Kageyama teaches musicians how to beat performance anxiety and play their best under pressure through live classes, coachings, and an online home-study course. Based in NYC, he is married to a terrific pianist, has two hilarious kids, and is a wee bit obsessed with technology and all things Apple.

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