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Special Occasion/Ceremonial Speech

According to your textbook, this speech ismeant to invite listeners to agree with you about the value of a person, object, event or place the special occasion revolves around. This includes speeches of welcome, introduction, nomination, recognition, acceptance, and tribute. However, this style can also be used for commencement, commemorative, and keynote addresses in addition to farewells, and entertaining speeches.

An organizational pattern must be clearly identifiable (i.e. topical, chronological, etc.) as well as transitions to guide the flow of the presentation. Remembering the rhetorical situation, it is important to choose a topic you feel comfortable presenting and is appropriate for the audience that you will present to. It also must be clear what type of ceremonial speech you are presenting from the list above.