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 audienceBuild enthusiasm for the upcoming speakerBuild enthusiasm for the speakers topicEstablish a welcoming climate that will boost the speaker’s credibility
4 Speeches of Introduction Be Brief – No more than 3 to 4 minutes longMake sure remarks are accurateCheck with the speaker before hand for information about him/herselfAdapt your remarks to the occasionBeing formal vs. Being casual
5 Speeches of Introduction Adapt your remarks to the main speakerDon’t make the speaker uncomfortableOver praise (especially for speaking skills)Embarrassing details about the speakers lifeAdapt your remarks to the audienceEstablish the speakers CredibilityState main achievements and explain why they are qualified to speak on the subject
6 Speeches of Introduction Create a sense of anticipation and dramaSave the speakers name until the end of your speechIf 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 recognitionCould be very short (and the winner is…), but no more than 4-5 minutes longAcknowledge the achievements of the recipient…tell us why they are receiving the awardHowever, 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 recognitionThank 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 ideaIncludes Eulogies, Forth of July Speeches, testimonial addresses, or dedicationsGive information about your subject…why is the subject praiseworthy?
11 Commemorative Speeches Primary purpose is to inspire peopleHeighten the appreciation or admiration of the person, institution, or ideaDon’t want to be a lecturer…you want to stir the emotions of your listenersUse of language is CRITICAL!!!
14 After Dinner SpeechesA speech to entertain that makes a thoughtful point about its subject in a lighthearted mannerCan be after any meal…not just dinnerTone of this speech will have an impact on your topicHeavier topics probably shouldn’t be used for this speech
15 After Dinner SpeechesCan contain information that is new to the audience which can be used to persuade. However, they are primarily used for entertainment valueDespite light hearted tone, speeches still require structure and preparationShould 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!