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1 Introduction to Public Speaking
Chapter 17

2 Speaking on Special Occasions
Christenings, weddings, funerals, graduations, award ceremonies, inaugurals, retirement dinners, etc.

3 Speeches of Introduction
A speech that introduces the main speaker to the audience Build enthusiasm for the upcoming speaker Build enthusiasm for the speakers topic Establish a welcoming climate that will boost the speaker’s credibility

4 Speeches of Introduction
Be Brief – No more than 3 to 4 minutes long Make sure remarks are accurate Check with the speaker before hand for information about him/herself Adapt your remarks to the occasion Being formal vs. Being casual

5 Speeches of Introduction
Adapt your remarks to the main speaker Don’t make the speaker uncomfortable Over praise (especially for speaking skills) Embarrassing details about the speakers life Adapt your remarks to the audience Establish the speakers Credibility State main achievements and explain why they are qualified to speak on the subject

6 Speeches of Introduction
Create a sense of anticipation and drama Save the speakers name until the end of your speech If the speaker is well known, show them in a different light

7 Speeches of Presentation
A speech that presents someone a gift, an award, or some other form of public recognition Could be very short (and the winner is…), but no more than 4-5 minutes long Acknowledge the achievements of the recipient…tell us why they are receiving the award However, don’t give us the life story…focus on achievements related to the award

8 Speeches of Presentation
If the audience is not familiar with the award, tell them about it!!! Why is it given, what’s the background, what merits the award? If there are people who lose the award, be sure to acknowledge them as well.

9 Speeches of Acceptance
A speech that gives thanks for a gift, an award, or some other form of public recognition Thank the people who are bestowing upon you as well as those who helped you gain it

10 Commemorative Speeches
A speech that pays tribute to a person, a group of people, an institution, or an idea Includes Eulogies, Forth of July Speeches, testimonial addresses, or dedications Give information about your subject…why is the subject praiseworthy?

11 Commemorative Speeches
Primary purpose is to inspire people Heighten the appreciation or admiration of the person, institution, or idea Don’t want to be a lecturer…you want to stir the emotions of your listeners Use of language is CRITICAL!!!

12 Commemorative Speeches

13 Commemorative Speeches

14 After Dinner Speeches A speech to entertain that makes a thoughtful point about its subject in a lighthearted manner Can be after any meal…not just dinner Tone of this speech will have an impact on your topic Heavier topics probably shouldn’t be used for this speech

15 After Dinner Speeches Can contain information that is new to the audience which can be used to persuade. However, they are primarily used for entertainment value Despite light hearted tone, speeches still require structure and preparation Should have a central theme (work, human nature, college life, etc)

16 After Dinner Speeches Humor can be a big part of these speeches.
Make sure that your jokes are funny!

17 Speech assignment!!!!!

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