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Special Occasion Speeches

2 Functions of Special Occasion Speeches
Entertainment Celebration Commemoration Inspiration Social agenda-setting

3 Types of Special Occasion Speeches
Speeches of Introduction Speeches of Acceptance Speeches of Presentation Roasts and Toasts Eulogies and Tributes After Dinner Speeches Speeches of Inspiration

4 Speeches of Introduction
Prepare the audience for the occasion Motivate audience to listen to the speaker Contains these elements: Describes the speaker’s background Briefly previews the speaker’s topic Establishes the credibility of the speaker for the occasion Requests the audience to welcome the speaker Should be acknowledged by the person being introduced

5 Guidelines for Introducing Others
Demonstrate why the speaker is credible or relevant for the occasion. Identify the speaker’s title correctly. Pronounce the speaker’s name correctly. Contact the speaker in advance to verify personal details you plan to reveal to the audience. Mention a few important accomplishments. Capture the audience’s attention. Be brief.

6 Question When introducing another speaker, you should ___.
A. Speak for a long time. B. Outline the speaker’s message in detail. C. Use personal info gained from rumors. D. Not mention the speaker’s title at all. E. Pronounce the speaker’s name correctly.

7 Speeches of Acceptance
Are made in response to receiving an award Express gratitude toward the giver Should be prepared in advance if you know you will, or suspect you may, receive the award Should be sincere and humble Express gratitude toward those who helped you reach the goals for which you are being honored

8 Eulogies and Other Tributes
A eulogy is usually delivered to commemorate a deceased friend or family member. The audience looks to the speaker to see how to deal with the loss, so contain emotions and speak clearly. The main purpose of a funeral is to refer to the family of the deceased and help bring them closure. The secondary purpose is to focus on the life of the deceased, not death. Mention positive traits about the person, but be sincere.

9 Roasts and Toasts Both are tributes to a person that celebrate and recognize his/her achievements. A roast is a humorous tribute where a series of speakers poke fun or tell embarrassing stories about the person being roasted. A toast is a serious and brief tribute to honor the person with sincerity. Consider the personality of the recipient before planning a roast or toast.

10 After Dinner & Social Agenda-Setting
Speeches may occur at any type of meal or celebration, not just dinner. Recognize each occasion by not using a canned speech that may fit many other events. Avoid telling jokes with no purpose or meaning to the event. Agenda-setting recalls the mission of the organization in an entertaining way.

11 Speeches of Inspiration & Sermons
Uplift the audience and touch on deep feelings Use real-life stories and examples to inspire and set an example for future behavior Are dynamic and charismatic in delivery style Follow a distinctive organizational device; such as an acronym related to, or motto of, the group

12 Question Which type of special occasion speech recognizes the importance of an organization? A. Tribute B. Roast C. Social agenda-setting D. Eulogy E. Award presentation

13 Question Which type of special occasion speech uses humor to recognize the accomplishments of an individual? A. Tribute B. Roast C. Social agenda-setting D. Eulogy E. Award presentation

14 Chapter 27 Key Terms for Review
special occasion speech speech of introduction speech of acceptance speech of presentation roast toast eulogy after-dinner speech canned speeches social agenda–setting sermons speech of inspiration


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