Occasion Speech Assignment
Choose one of the occasions we discussed in class (Practically Speaking, Chapter 17). Develop a speech for your chosen occasion. Although the class will be your audience, we don’t mind pretending, so if you want to give a speech that would be more appropriate in a different setting, just tell us, and we’ll play along. That being said, your speech should be appropriate for the classroom. If we can’t comprehend what you’re saying, your speech will be ineffective. Fit your speech to your occasion, but follow the constraints for your speech’s setting.
Remember: Even though you have already established your ethos, you should continue to build your positive credibility and reputation.
Review the rubric while you are planning, preparing, and rehearsing. Be sure to cover all graded areas to earn the highest grade.