Welcoming Short speech Welcomes person or organization Gives some “reminder information” about person / organization Sets the tone
Introductions Precedes a longer speech Provides Nature of occasion Key information about speaker Identify topic or title of main speech Remember Don’t overdo it Give accurate information Don’t “ruin” the main speech
Recognition ** Presents an award to a person or group Describe nature of the award – history, source, etc Explain specific criteria of award Describes recipient’s achievements in relation to award
Acceptance ** Acknowledges receipt of an award Thanks to source of the award Express feelings about recognition Acknowledge help from others that contributed to the award
Toasts Extremely short Focus on one characteristic of person or occasion Wedding toasts Can be longer Don’t make everyone uncomfortable
Tributes and Eulogies ** Honors person’s life / accomplishments Select 3 or 4 positive qualities as main points Related stories provide support for each point
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