Special Types of Speeches in Public Speaking
There is what we call as special types of speeches. These speeches are the speech of response to a welcome, the speech of courtesy, the after the dinner speech, the speech of goodwill, the speech of welcome and the speech of farewell.
Speech of response to a welcome should be made by expressing genuine appreciation for being honored. It is important for the speaker to remember the names of who he is speaking for as well as to whom he is speaking to.
Speech of courtesy can be divided into three subtypes of speeches; the speech of introduction, the speech of presentation as well as the speech of acceptance.
Speech of introduction should be done by analyzing the audience the occasions and events as well as the speaker himself. With this, the speaker should emphasize the guest speaker by letting the attention of the audience focus unto him.
Speech of presentation should be done in a way that the satisfaction is felt by the donor. It is also nice to state why the presentation is made. Having the speaker make the actual presentation is also nice for the audience to see.
Speech of acceptance should be done showing expression of appreciation. With this, it is important to consider that the speaker should minimize his service and magnifies the service that is made by the donor. It should be concluded by accepting the gift gracefully.
After the dinner speech should be made by delivering the speech in an attractive and clear manner. The comparison and contrast in speech as well as the illustrations and humors should also be properly delivered. Further, the speech delivery should be made with warmth and animation as well as sincere and congenial. Speech that sounds heavy with erudition should be avoided.
Speech of goodwill should have an introduction that can arouse the audience’s curiosity and attention about the institution that the speaker represents as well as in the cause or intention of the speaker. Explanations for example in speaker’s proposal or ideas should be made as well as if these proposals or ideas can meet the possible needs of the listeners or how the listeners can benefit from it.
Speech of welcome should identify the group or individual that extends the welcome as well as the group or individual that serves as the recipient of the welcome. It is important to state the reason of the recipients visit. As a speaker, one should make complimentary remarks to the recipient. Another important thing to be stated is the benefit or the mutual benefits that will possibly acquired by both parties.
Speech of farewell should express a genuine regrets about leaving. Predictions for possible cordial relations are also nice to say. Wishing the audience or the listeners a farewell will serve as a finale of this speech.