Special Occasion

#1 – Mastering the Toast
Time: 2 – 3 minutes
Objectives:

* Recognize the characteristics of a toast.
* Present a toast honoring an occasion or person.

#2 – Speaking in Praise
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

* Prepare a speech praising or honoring someone, either living or dead.
* Address five areas concerning the individual and his/her accomplishments.
* Include anecdotes illustrating points within the speech.

#3 – The Roast
Time: 3 – 5 minutes
Objectives:

* Poke fun at a particular indivdual in a good-natured way.
* Adapt and personalize humorous material from other sources.
* Deliver jokes and humorous stories effectively.

#4 – Presenting an Award
Time: 3 – 4 minutes
Objectives:

* Present an award with dignity and grace.
* Acknowledge the contributions of the recipient.

#5 – Accepting an Award
Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives:

* Accept an award with dignity, grace and sincerity.
* Acknowledge the presenting organization.