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2 AGENDA The Special Occasion SpeechThe Special Occasion Speech Purpose/Goal Purpose/Goal Importance of being audience centered Importance of being audience centered Review of assignment sheet Review of assignment sheet

3 Designing Your Speech: Organizing Your Ideas Base organization on the principle of redundancy Speech framework: Introduction - tell them what you are going to tell them Body - tell them Conclusion - tell them what you have told them

4 The Special Occasion Speech The goal: –to mark an event as distinct –to help our audience reflect on the special nature of the gathering Award Eulogy Toast Nomination Introduction

5 Jon Martinez SPEECH 1A Special Occasion Speech Outline Mrs. Jean Wright: A Person to Remember I.Introduction Who has had the greatest influence on your life? For many of us, a special teacher probably comes to mind. Throughout my career as a student, many teachers have come and gone and have been loved and hated, but none has had a greater impact then Mrs. Jean Wright, my senior English teacher. Certainly, all of us have had teachers who evoked strong emotions in us, both positive and negative; today I would like to pay tribute to this very special lady. Mrs. Jean Wright was the epitome of warmth, concern for others, and courage as she proved both in her professional and personal lives. II. Body A. Jean Wright taught her students by her example of warmth. 1. Each student was special to her. a. She did not discriminate between students due to race, ethnicity, rich or poor, religion, or any other type of difference. 2. TRANSITION TO NEXT POINT B.Jean Wright taught her students by her example of concern for others. 1. When one student’s father became ill, she organized a donation drive to help the family deal with the medical expenses. 2. USE INTERNAL SUMMARY TO TRANSITIN TO NEXT POINT C.Jean Wright taught her students by her example of courage. 1. Even when her own cancer became known, she refused to allow the illness to keep her from teaching. 2. When others might have given up, Mrs. Wright kept fighting the disease even until the end. III.Conclusion I'm sure that we have all had teachers who were special to us in some way, and I hope you can see how Mrs. Wright's warmth, concern and courage made her special to all her students. The impact that this lady had upon those who knew her was undeniably proven when the announcement of her death as a result of the cancer which she had fought for so long caused a football stadium full of screaming fans to fall silent and to reflect upon the great loss the school, the community, and the world had suffered. My wish is that all present might become a source of encouragement to those around you as Mrs. Wright was to those of us who had the privilege of being her student, both of the English language and of life itself.

6 AUDIENCE CENTERED SPEAKING Who was the audience?Who was the audience? Where was the speech given (setting)?Where was the speech given (setting)? What topic did she use? Appropriate?What topic did she use? Appropriate? What was her purpose or goal?What was her purpose or goal? How was her performance?

7 The Special Occasion Speech one to two minute special occasion speech idea. Select a theme/idea which you believe your audience would find interesting. You may: Introduce an event, or significant person in the news Commemorate/Toast your favorite musician/sports hero/friend Accept an award or special recognition for a recent accomplishment  Explain why you chose this topic for this audience

8 The Special Occasion Speech Select a topic you know something about Refer to text for suggestions and guidelines for organizing this type of speech Determine the response that you want from your audience

9 The Special Occasion Speech ~What is the purpose/thesis/point/goal? Analyze your audience and the occasion Decide type of speech –See text for ideas Outline the speech –Choose the wording of main points and supporting materials Choose one visual aid to support your speech presentation (see chapter 14) –picture/trophy/wine glass for toast/graphic image/and more

10 Topic Selection 1.Write down several topics now –Decide which you will use Consider the audience Complete your Audience/Setting Analysis 2.Develop your main ideas 3.Write your thesis statement 4.Detail your sub ideas, supporting info, and transitions/internal summaries

11 Full Outline 1.Using the Outline Worksheet, finish your speech structure Introduction Attention Getter Speaker Credibility/Purpose Thesis/Preview of ideas Conclusion Restatement of thesis Closing remarks Clincher

12 Next Session: Due: –Audience/Setting –Special Occasion Speech outline draft –Visual Speech line up –Volunteers for Monday? In-Class Workshop

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