Chapter 18: Special Occasion Speaking
- Recognize the differences between research-based speeches (informative and persuasive) and special occasion speeches.
- Identify the types of special occasion speeches.
- Use language to create emotional and evocative phrases.
- Describe the proper techniques for delivering a special occasion speech.
a humorous speech that makes a serious point
to offer comfort in a time of grief
a speech given in honor of someone who has died
a motivational speech given by someone who is considered a hero in society
to express grief or sorrow
a speech designed not only to make an audience experience emotional arousal (fear, sadness, joy, excitement) but also to motivate the audience to do something with that emotional arousal
a speech designed to incorporate religious ideals into a motivational package to inspire an audience into thinking about or changing aspects of their religious lives
a humorous speech designed to both praise and good-naturedly insult a person being honored
a speech designed to address and engage the context and audience’s emotions on a specific occasion
a speech given by the recipient of a prize or honor
a speech designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of a graduating class or other group of people
a speech delivered to mark the unveiling, opening, or acknowledging of some landmark or structure
a speech allowing someone to say goodbye to one part of his or her life as he or she is moving on to the next part of life
a mini-speech given by the host of a ceremony that introduces another speaker and his or her speech
a brief speech given to accompany a prize or honor
a speech given by someone who has succeeded in some aspect of life and is giving back by telling others how they too can be successful
a speech given by someone who has survived a personal tragedy or who has faced and overcame serious adversity
a speech designed to congratulate, appreciate, or remember