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Public Speaking Chapter 17

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Acceptance Speech
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Also called the speech to accept an award, the acceptance speech gives the recipient an opportunity to express appreciation for the award as well as humility and grace.
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After-dinner Speech
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During the after-dinner speech, audiences expect to be entertained by a speech that informs them about a particular issue. This speech sometimes uses humor to make a serious point.
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Ceremonial Speech
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A ceremonial speech includes one of several kinds that celebrate an occasion. More specifically, a ceremonial speech may introduce a speaker, entertain an audience, or inspire people. Another term for ceremonial speech is special occasion speech.
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Commemorative or Tribute Speech
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A commemorative or tribute speech is one that pays special accolades to an occasion, extraordinary person, event, idea, or monument. Such a speech is intended to reflect the emotions of the audience.
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Commencement Speech
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The commencement speech is given by a well- known person of local, national, or international acclaim to mark a university or secondary school graduation ceremony.
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Epideictic Speech
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This is a ceremonial speech intended to praise or blame.
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Identification
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A technique used in ceremonial speaking to enhance feelings of familiarity and closeness.
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Keynote Address
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The keynote address represents the keynote of a larger idea taking place at a conference or exposition usually organized around a central theme.
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Magnification
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A technique in ceremonial speaking used to give benefit to the audience, amplify emotion, and exceed audience expectations.
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Presentational Speech
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Also called a speech to present an award, the presentational speech serves to highlight the merits of the award recipient and to point out the purpose and significance of the award being given.
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Roast
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A roast is a variation of the toast in which the speaker pays tribute to a person by poking fun at her or him in a friendly way.
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Special Occasion Speech
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A special occasion speech includes one of several kinds that celebrate an occasion. More specifically, it might introduce a speaker, entertain an audience, or inspire people. Another term for special occasion speech is ceremonial speech.
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Speech of Introduction
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A speech of introduction is a brief presentation used to introduce the main speaker of an event and to inspire the audience to listen to that speaker.
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Toast
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A toast is a brief tribute to a person or event.