YOU ARE ONLY WRITING THE SPEECH…I WILL RECORD THE VIDEO BASED ON YOUR SPEECH YOU WRITE
PLEASE INCLUDE VISUALS OF PICTURES
TOPIC: I choose to write my special occasion about my grandmother retiring after working for 40 years in the teaching field. She has dedicated her life to helping high school students learn and prepare for college. She absolutely loved what she did all those years and deserves to be celebrated for her selflessness all these years. She has definitely become some of the student favorite teachers because she truly cares about their futures. She is an awesome woman and we are so happy that she is retiring to enjoy the rest of her life relaxing.
Special Occasion Speech Assignment – 50 pts.
- For your final speech, you will deliver a 1 ½ -4 minute toast, which is a speech of celebration.
- Although many toasts do not include a visual aid, I am requiring one for this speech. This visual aid can be a picture or an item representing the person or event. It does not have to be a PowerPoint.
- You can make this speech fun!Feel free to be creative in picking/describing your event and honoree – the occasions listed above can be anywhere for anyone.Just remember to stay within the assignment guidelines and be tactful!
- Please bring an extra copy of your full sentence, typed outline to class the night of your speech for your instructor. An example outline is provided on the following page. Place in the drop box if you are an online student.
•Tailor your toast to the personality of the honoree and the event.
•Choose from the following occasions: ◦Wedding ◦Retirement ◦Birthday ◦Business transaction (signing of a contract, a promotion) ◦Anniversary – marriage, death, years in business, etc. ◦Graduation ◦Bar Mitzvah◦Grand Opening ◦Award /Congratulations Party after to honor the winner
•You can use part of a poem, a famous speech, a quote or even a portion of a love letter in your toast.
•Be sincere – even if the event is made up, present it as if it were real.
•Refrain from making negative remarks since a toast is a speech of celebration – this is a toast not a roast!
•Don’t make the honoree feel embarrassed – saying things that would make the honoree ashamed or dampen the upbeat mood.