Ceremonial Speech Submission

So much to celebrate, so little time!  For this next main speech, you will create a ceremonial speech that will celebrate someone or something.  You have already watched many Ceremonial Speech examples in this course; the first in Lecture: Ceremonial Speaking and Module 4: Listening Thread.  Now it is your turn

  1. Preparation

Step 1: Decide on a topic.  Utilize an Interest Chart (review Finding Your Topic lecture) or brainstorm about possible topics under each Ceremonial Speech focus (you can create a separate Interest Chart for this) to help.

Step 2: Create a 4-6 minute presentation about your chosen topic.  Speeches should have:

  1. A basic introduction with an attention getter, personal connection/audience need to know, and thesis statement
  2. A body with at least two main points that have description/support
  3. A basic conclusion with a summary of topic, an engaging ending thought, and tie/lesson for audience

The outline form and example for the Ceremonial Speech Outline, under the Ceremonial Speech Outline Submission tab, may help with structure of this speech.

Step 3: Choose ONE (you may have a few, if you would like) presentation aid to use during the presentation.  Review the Presentation Aid lecture from Module 2 for guidelines and examples.

Step 4: Decide on attire.  Please make sure you are presentable in dress and physical appearance (but still can be casual).  Think about what you would wear if you were presenting in an actual ceremony.

Step 5: After completing your outline for the speech, print it off for use while presenting.  DO NOT use your computer for an outline while you present your speech.  Also, do not present your speech utilizing an essay or fully written out speech.  Please only use the outline you created for this assignment.  You may use an iPad or tablet for outline, if you would like…and it saves a few trees.

Step 6: Invite 7 adults (16 and older) to be your audience for the speech.  Ensure that you consider your environment and where you will have them sit so they may see you properly.


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