The Everything Public Speaking Book: Delivering a Winning Presentation Every Time!

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APPENDIX C
Sample Speeches for
Almost Every Occasion

In this section, you'll find a variety of sample speeches for different occasions. These speeches are meant to serve as models for how you might clearly and effectively organize and present ideas and information in speeches with specific purposes. You'll find that, as they were written for the sake of demonstration, most of them are somewhat generic and relatively short. When writing your own speeches, you usually will want to make them longer and include more details and specific information related to your own particular aim, audience, occasion, and venue. However, you can certainly use the speeches here to provide you with ideas and examples. Included here you'll find speeches on:

Boosting Morale ……….201
New Business Pitch ……….204
Presenting an Award ……….206
Receiving an Award ……….208
Honoring a Retiring Employee ……….210
Address to Stockholders ………. .212
Analyzing a Problem/Proposing a Solution…. ….…. .214
Dedicating a New Facility…. ….…. .217
Giving a Demonstration…. ….…. .218
Running a Meeting…. ….…. .221
Giving a Wedding Toast…. ….…. .223

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Everything® Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Top Ten Reasons You Want to Speak Better in Public x
  • Introduction xi
  • Chapter 1 - Overcoming Fear 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Fear 11
  • Chapter 3 - The Informative Speech 23
  • Chapter 4 - Eloquent Sources 35
  • Chapter 5 - Refining Touches 49
  • Chapter 6 - You're Only Joking 59
  • Chapter 7 - Managing the Audience 73
  • Chapter 8 - Visual and Audio Aids 83
  • Chapter 9 - It's Debatable 97
  • Chapter 10 - Taking Care of Business 111
  • Chapter 11 - Media Interviews: Preparation 127
  • Chapter 12 - Media Interviews: Showtime 137
  • Chapter 13 - Becoming a Pro: Getting Started 149
  • Chapter 14 - Becoming a Pro: the Big Time 163
  • Appendix A - Sample Persuasion Speech 177
  • Appendix B - Sample Internal Marketing Speech 187
  • Appendix C - Sample Speeches for Almost Every Occasion 199
  • Boosting Morale 201
  • New Business Pitch 204
  • Presenting an Award 206
  • Receiving an Award 208
  • Honoring a Retiring Employee 210
  • Address to Stockholders 212
  • Analyzing a Problem/Proposing a Solution 214
  • Dedicating a New Facility 217
  • Giving a Demonstration 218
  • Running a Meeting 221
  • Giving a Wedding Toast 223
  • Welcome to Company Outing 225
  • Press Conference Announcement 226
  • Welcoming a New Employee 227
  • Farewell to a Departing Employee 229
  • Paying Tribute to an Honoree 231
  • Introducing a Guest Speaker 233
  • Welcome to Convention/Conference 235
  • Index 237
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