Special Occasion Speeches

#1 - Mastering the Toast

Time: 2 - 3 minutes
Objectives:

    * Recognize the characteristics of a toast.
    * Present a toast honoring an occasion or person.

#2 - Speaking in Praise


Time: 5 - 7 minutes
Objectives:

    * Prepare a speech praising or honoring someone, either living or dead.
    * Address five areas concerning the individual and his/her accomplishments.
    * Include anecdotes illustrating points within the speech.

#3 - The Roast


Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Objectives:

    * Poke fun at a particular individual in a good-natured way.
    * Adapt and personalize humorous material from other sources.
    * Deliver jokes and humorous stories effectively.

#4 - Presenting an Award

Time: 3 - 4 minutes
Objectives:

    * Present an award with dignity and grace.
    * Acknowledge the contributions of the recipient.

#5 - Accepting an Award

Time: 5 - 7 minutes
Objectives:

    * Accept an award with dignity, grace and sincerity.
    * Acknowledge the presenting organization.