The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 18: Speaking on Special Occasions Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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Chapter 18: Speaking on Special Occasions relates that special occasion speeches are different than the typical public speech. They are more unstructured and can be either informative or persuasive or even both.

Introducing famous people such as the President of the United States requires no explanation. But, on those other occasions a brief explanation of the speaker's identity and background are necessary. Also, using a few remarks to build excitement for the topic and enthusiasm in the audience helps in making the upcoming speech successful.

Just as in other elements of speech giving, be brief in the introduction, and make sure the bio provided to the audience about the speaker is accurate. Adapt any further remarks to the occasion and as much as possible to the audience. Even though the introduction lasts only a few minutes, be sure to practice.

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