It is very likely that you have attended some type of special occasion in your life where someone gave a toast or speech. Whether at a wedding, graduation, or even a memorial service, these types of speeches are considered special occasion speeches. Consider a time when you attended a special occasion speech and reflect on what made the speech memorable for you. Based on the readings in Chapter 5 of the course text, indicate what type of special occasion speech it was and analyze how effective it was for the audience based on the speech’s content, organization, and delivery.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references according to APA formatting as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Tinianow, D. (2017). New traditions in public speaking. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
Chapter 5: Special Occasion Speeches
Chapter 9: Evaluating Speeches