A Special Occasion Speech is most often the speech opportunity that comes our way in life. Sometimes it can be as simple as being asked to "say a few words" on a particular special occasion. Unlike the more traditional persuasive or informational speeches.
Having said that, a Special Occasion Speech will often seek to still persuade the audience, say of the merits of a person or a celebration, and for us to be won over and to (possibly) all stand and raise our glasses in a toast.
A speech for a special occasion can be humorous, often not too long, and usually about one or more people, and maybe a team.
Some quick examples of a Special Occasion Speech include: a toast at a wedding, an introduction to a guest speaker, or perhaps a graduation or valedictory speech, a special aged birthday, a farewell to a colleague, a retirement speech or a eulogy. Even a virtual meeting or video conference using Zoom or Webex can use a special occasion speech to motivate and inspire a project team.
As you can see, a Special Occasion Speech can pop up anywhere. Wouldn't it be good to know how to prepare and deliver one. You never know, you may need to tomorrow.
A special occasion speech therefore is a speech designed to address the occasion and to engage with the emotions of the audience.
As with persuasive speeches, there are four key factors to consider to effectively prepare and deliver a special occasion speech.
Here is a more extensive list of speeches given for special occasions:
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