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ENG1030 Communication Skills (Moskwa): Special Occasion

Special Occasion Speeches

Purpose:

  • Entertainment
  • Celebration
  • Commemoration
  • Inspiration
  • Social agenda-setting

Rubenstein, Hannah, Dan O'Hair and Rob Stewart. Speaker's Guidebook: text and reference. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St Martin's, 2007. Print.

Examples of Special Occasion Speeches

  • Award acceptance speeches
  • Wedding toasts
  • Eulogies
  • Graduation/Commencement speeches
  • Retirement/abdication/resignment speeches
  • Motivational speeches
  • Campaign speeches

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