Special Occasion Speech

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Topic: Special Occasion Speech
Paper instructions:
the person that impacted my life was helen keller
-I was very unhealthy when I learned about her (in 5th grade)
-She taught me that no matter how many problems I am faced with I can overcome them

Below I copy and pasted the rubric for the assingment
Special Occasion Speech Assignment – COMM 101

Purpose: To honor, inspire, entertain, etc.
Length: 3 to 4 minutes with a 30-second grace period either way. You will lose 3 points for every block of 30 seconds under the grace period and 1 point for every block of 30 seconds over the grace period.
Points: 50 points

Requirements:
• For this speech you will be offering a tribute to the person/s who has/have impacted your life in some way.
• The key to a great tribute speech is making your audience feel as though they know the person you’re talking about. Don’t talk in generalities such as, “he was a very good person” or “she was very strong willed.” Tell us stories. Give us examples. SHOW us why the person you’re talking about changed your life in some way.

Organization:
Special occasion speeches don’t typically have a thesis statement or preview/review main points. This does NOT mean, however that you can just ramble. Your speech should flow smoothly in a logical manner. Don’t bounce around between ideas, time periods, etc.

Sources:
• You are not required to use any outside sources in this speech.
• If you do choose to include quotes, stories, etc. that’s great. Just be sure to cite your source(s) and turn in a references page in proper APA format.

Visual Aid:
• You’re not required to have any visual aids for this speech; however you’re more than welcome to use them if you choose. They add a nice touch and may make the speech more memorable.

Grading Criteria:
• Since this is your last speech of the semester I really want to see/hear a polished presentation. That means you should exhibit confidence, enthusiasm, exceptional vocal variety, good organization, etc. There are no required sources or visual aids for this speech so a majority of your points will come from what you say and how you say it. Be sincere! Be enthusiastic! Be memorable!

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