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Chapter 16

  1. 1. Special Occasion16 & Group Speaking
  2. 2. Speeches of Special Occasions Speeches of introduction Acceptance speeches After-dinner speeches Tributes and eulogies Speeches of nomination Public testimony Roasts and toasts Mediated speaking
  3. 3. Speeches of Introduction A short speech that introduces someone to an audience • Prepare the audience • Be accurate and up to date • Connect with the audience
  4. 4. Acceptance Speeches Speech given by an individual who is being recognized, honored, or given an award • Be thankful and humble • Be succinct • Contextualize the award
  5. 5. After-Dinner Speeches Usually serve as a featured part of an organized event • Be entertaining and lighthearted • Focus on a theme • Avoid presentation media
  6. 6. Tributes and Eulogies Tributes – gives credit, respect, admiration, gratitude, or inspiration to someone Eulogies – speech of tribute presented as a retrospective about an individual who has died • Emphasize emotion appropriately • Provide inspiration
  7. 7. Speeches of Nomination Speech that demonstrates why a particular individual would be successful at something if given the chance
  8. 8. Public Testimony Factual information and opinions about policy issues presented to government bodies or public institutions • Narrow your comments down to the basics • Contribute something original and useful to the discussion • Organize your thoughts into key words and phrases you want your audience to remember
  9. 9. Roasts and Toasts Roast – humorous and good-natured ridicule directed toward the guest of honor at an event Toast – brief remarks celebrating the accomplishments of a guest of honor at an event
  10. 10. Mediated Speaking Learn as much as possible about the structure and format of the event Dress appropriately Write a brief presentation outline Limit your physical movement Be assertive, confident, and to the point Speak clearly, with good volume Avoid jargon and acronyms Focus on the audience, no the camera
  11. 11. Presenting in Small Groups Oral report Panel discussion Round table discussion Symposium Forum Videoconferencing Preparation and practice
  12. 12. Evaluating Small Group Presentations Preparation as a group Coordinated presentations Effective listening Clear references to the group Goal achievement
  13. 13. Relevant Websites Special Occasion Speeches: How To Tips in Preparing Group Presentations

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