Think about a special occasion speech that you would like to present on a topic of your choice.
The speech can be for any context and any length, but the purpose must be to commemorate an occasion. See the list of example occasions for inspiration.
Download and answer each question in the Unit 1 Touchstone Template based on the speech you are thinking of: Touchstone1Template.doc
Consider your audience, purpose, and thesis. Answer each of the questions related to audience, purpose, and thesis. Answer in detail, using complete sentences.
Example Speech Occasions: Personal
Speech at a graduation
Toast at a wedding or other party, Eulogy at a funeral, Academic
Presenting an award for academic work (paper, research, report)
Accepting an award for original creative work ,Community
Speech at a community gathering (PTA meeting, boy/girl scout convention, town hall, homeowner’s association, athletic league, school board meeting, etc.)
Celebrating staff at a company retreat
Sharing a professional milestone