Occasion. Consider your audience, purpose, and occasion. SITUATION. In an occasion speech the situation dominates. The situation determines both the audience and the purpose. The Graduation Speech.
Consider your audience, purpose, and occasion
Reflect on the past—the experiences your class has shared that relate to your theme
Discuss the significance of the present as it relates to your theme.
Connect your theme to the future
Summarize the points you made and return to your theme.
Inspire your audience with a memorable statement of your theme.
Introduction:Acknowledge the people you are addressing, including teachers, family members, and fellow graduates. Grab the audience’s attention with an amusing anecdote or quotation.Introduce your theme, or central message.Preview the points you’ll make
You want the audence to feel friendly toward the speaker and receptive to them.
Tell four things about the speaker’s background that qualify him or her to speak to this audience on this topic.
Identify the topic or title of the speech / performance
Conclusion:Transfer attention back to the speakerFinish with a sentence of welcome such as, “It’s my honor to present your guest for today, Sarh Larson.”
Explain the awards significance and why the recipient is deserving.
If it’s a gift or other tribute, explain why the recipient is being honored.
Share anecdotes that illustrate recipient’s personal qualities.
The Presentation Speech
Conclusion:Invite the recipient to join you.If appropriate, read the inscription on the plaque or trophy.Give the person the award or gift and shake the person’s hand or exchange a hug.
Develop your theme by sharing three or four examples that illustrate your theme or making three or four points that support your theme.
Use anecdotes, personal stories, and memories to develop your theme.
Develop your thesis.
Present three or four examples that support your thesis.
Use anecdotes, amusing personal stories, funny statistics, or humorous props.