Oral Communication – Spring 2009
Time Limit: 3-4 minutes
Outline: 5 points
For your final speech you may choose from a Ceremonial Speech of Tribute or a Ceremonial Speech of Inspiration. The Tribute speech (p. 445) is a ceremonial speech that recognizes the achievements of individuals, groups, or commemorates special events. The Inspiration speech (p. 452) arouses an audience to appreciate, commit to, and pursue a goal, purpose or set of values or beliefs. The focus of this speech is on building identification with your audience and magnifying certain qualities of a subject to stress the values they represent.
You will use the Narrative Design to format your speech. A copy of the format is included in this packet.
No outside sources or visual aids are required for this speech.
Speeches should be delivered extemporaneously (from a keyword/delivery outline), rather than written out and read word-for-word from a manuscript.
You should have a keyword outline for yourself on the day of your speech, and a copy for Mrs. Stephens on the day of your speech. Both outlines should follow the format in this packet.
Topic of Speech:
The specific purpose for my speech will be: (this guides the writing of your speech)
Why did you choose this particular topic for your speech? What message will your audience gain from your speech? In other words, what particular values, beliefs, or characteristics will you emphasize in your speech?
Use the Ceremonial Speech Outline as a format for you speech and your outline
Type your outline.
Turn in a copy of your outline to Mrs. Stephens on the day of your speech
You may use up to (2) 3X5 index cards for your keyword/delivery outline or a 1-page outline
Ceremonial Speech Outline