THE INTRODUCTION Interest statement State your specific statement. Relate it to your audience. main points of the body - your main occasional thoughts
THE BODY THREE main special occasional speech points construct the successes, pros and cons (should be funny unless you are giving a eulogy...but depending on the person, this part could still be funny), values, examples, funny remarks, narratives, anecdotes or insight stories.
THE CONCLUSION An amusing general remark, or joke or a toast are good at closing public speaking topics.
Special Occasion Spech Pointers:
1. KNOW your audience (usually family and friends...but also friends of friends)
2. Keep it brief...DO NOT go on and on and on...4-7 minutes is good.
3. Do not be controversial
4. HAVE FUN, joke, celebrate
5. Be sincere/emotional - don't be SUPER emotional
Articulate Speak slowly Speak up Don't read (be prepared...visual aids? music? pictures? demonstrations?) Common Ground Have fun
Here are the links to the videos we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzUU-hdtxv8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfq72mln7gM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1rwk2Wetho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c
Here is a fantastic website for you to take a look at if you are having trouble: https://academic.stedwards.edu/comm1317/sites/default/files/Special_Occasion_Assignment.pdf
Here is another great website! http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/homepage/nvoss/file/COURSES/Public_Speaking/special%20occ/SPECIAL%20OCCASION%20SPEECHES%281%29.pdf