Speech Study Guide

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1. What are the three purposes of a speech of introduction? What guidelines should you follow in preparing such a speech? * The three purposes of a speech of introduction is to build enthusiasm for the upcoming speaker, build enthusiasm for the speaker topic, and establish a welcoming climate that will boost the speaker’s credibility. The guidelines I should follow in preparing such a speech are to be brief, make sure my remarks are completely accurate, adapt my remarks to the occasion, adapt my remarks to the main speaker, adapt my remarks to the audience, and try to create a sense of anticipation and drama.

2. What is the main theme of a speech of presentation? Depending on the audience and occasion, what two other themes might you include in such a speech? * The main theme of a speech of presentation is to acknowledge the achievements of the recipient. Depending on the audience and occasion two other themes I might include in such a speech are that if the audience is not familiar to an award I should give a brief explanation about it and if the award was won in a public competition and the audiences knows who the loser are I should also take a moment to praise the losers.

3. What are the three major traits of a good acceptance speech? * The three major traits of a good acceptance speech are brevity, humility, and graciousness.

4. What is the fundamental purpose of a commemorative speech? Why does a successful commemorative speech depend so much on the creative and subtle use of language? * The fundamental purpose of a commemorative speech is to inspire the audience to increase their admiration for the person, group, institution, or idea being praised. A successful commemorative speech depends so much on the creative and subtle use of language because the success of the speech depends on the language and thought being appropriately associated with the occasion. A commemorative speech is like an impressionist...
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