- This speech will pay tribute
to an actual person or a group of people. The subject may be historical or contemporary,
famous or obscure. The audience will need to know why your subject is praiseworthy.
You may need to include a brief explanation of who this person or group is.
This is not a simple biography but a speech that will generate a deep
sense of admiration and respect for your subject.
- A preparation outline
is not required. Instead of a specific purpose, attact a cover sheet to the script turned in to the professor. This includes the positive qualities of the person or
group. These are qualities such as: excellence in performance, unusual accomplishments,
overcoming obstacles, service to the community or the world and role model or
sacrifices made for others. Include your personal admiration for this person
or group and what she/he or them mean to you. Repeat the name several times
so that the audience will remember it. Use a person's first name only when proper.
language imaginatively and experiment with the devices for enhancing clarity
and vividness discussed in Chapter 11. Avoid clichés and trite sentiments. This speech should be written out and delivered from a manuscript
that is 500-900 words long.
Write a manuscript that will sound natural when speaking. Enlarge the type and
space and a half for easy reading. Mark the script by highlighting important
words or phrases. Mark pauses and places to breathe. Include the word count
on your manuscript.
Rehearse with your manuscript until you sound natural and can make eye contract
with your audience at least half the time, preferably more. Your manuscript
should be in a folder that you take to the podium, open, arrange your pages,
breathe, look at your audience, and then proceed to speak. At the end of your
presentation, look at your audience, pause, breathe, carefully place the pages
back in your folder and take your seat.
Hand in your manuscript after your presentation. Include the word count.
- A cover sheet is required for the speech submitted tothe professor. The copy should use 10-12 fonts and 1.5 spacing. (cover example)
Value - 75 points. Approximately 3-4 minutes in length. Bibliography of at least
2 sources is required. Only one speech on the same or similar topic, subject
to approval by the professor, is allowed.
- example: Cool Papa Bell
Schedule: 1pm class: 4/23 Friday: CJ, Sarah S., Corby, Cara, Rosie, Ryan, Paul, Blake, Hannah C., Emaly (T- Quasim)
4/26 Monday: Sarah A., Dana, Regina, Garry, Audrey, Michael, Grant, Q., Ben (T- Cara)
2pm class: 4/23 Friday: Tierison, Beau, Daniel, Christine, Sarah C., Emily, Brittany (T-Nick)
4/26 Monday: Brenna, Nick, Haley, Mike, Melissa, Abby, Jen, Lexie, Emma, Theresa (T-Brittany)
Suggestions for Tribute: Mother Theresa, Jonas Salk, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Renoir, John Jacob Astor, Alexander Hamilton, Julius Caesar., Jimmy Doolittle, Meriwether Lewis, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Elie Weisel, Rosa Parks. Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thomas Jefferson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Fanny (Francis Anne) Kemble, Maya Angelou, Thurgood Marshall.
Please don't use: Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Oprah, more to follow.