31 January 2014
(Chapter 6, p.71-80)
Goal of these speeches are to be inspiration, so choosing the right words and coming across to
your audience as sincere are important. Words should arouse emotion and focus the audience’s
thoughts and feelings on who or what is being honored or commemorated (jokes are best left to
used to begin an event or occasion. Sets the mood and flow upon upcoming events and outlines
the occasion for the audience so it knows what to expect. Expectation is that speaker will
associate the values of the welcoming group with those values possessed by the person being
welcomed. They tend to have a strong impact on audience. (IE: Wedding receptions, awards).
SPEECHES OF INTRODUCTION
Strong introduction should generate enthusiasm and give listeners a quick overview of the
person they are about to encounter. It should include accurate information and enhance the
impression of the person about to make his or her way to the platform.
Be sincere and let your thanks be heartfelt. Thank the person or persons giving you the award
and anyone who inspired or helped you, including your family. A gracious and sincere
acceptance speech will be remembered, and will be seen in a positive light.
Objective is to reaffirm the values of the organization and to state the goals you will attempt to
achieve while in the head position.
If you are asked to say a few words about someone you have worked with (or for), keep your
remarks short and tactful. Be respectful of the family and remember that your boss may be there
listening and judging you.
The toastmaster is the person who condu