Assignment 4: Special Occasion Speech
Speech due Week 10, four items worth 180 points total:
Assignment Item Due Date Points
Outline Week 9 20
Speech (3-4 min.)
Week 10 120
Self Review Week 10 20
Week 11 20
You’ve reached the final step of your effective speaking journey! In this course, you’ve learned
about the power of effective speaking by developing and delivering introductory, informative,
and persuasive speeches.
Your last assignment is to prepare and deliver a special occasion
Special occasion speeches are different from the other types of speeches you’ve given.
develop this speech around the purpose of the special occasion, which you can choose from the
four options listed in Step 2.
Follow the steps below to outline, record, and upload a 3-4 minute special
occasion speech. You will complete your outline and submit it directly in Blackboard.
In order to obtain full credit for this assignment, please complete all six
steps below. You may want to print this assignment and check off each step as you complete it.
Step 1: Complete SmartBook Chapters and Watch Videos
information will help you successfully complete Assignment 4.
Chapter 18: Speaking on Special Occasions. This chapter covers the most common
types of special occasion speeches.
Step 2: Select a Topic
Select a topic that interests you from the choices below.
Paying tribute to the Make-A-Wish
Step 3: Create an Outline
Create an outline in Microsoft Word. That has introduction, body, and conclusion of your speech.
Structure and organize your speech so you’ll stay within the 4-minute time limit.
Go to the Blackboard Week 9 Assignment 4: Outline section and upload your outline.
Step 4: Deliver and Upload Your Speech
Refer to your outline to deliver your speech. Do not read your notes word for word.
Go to the Blackboard Online Speech Assignment & Peer Review:
Assignment 4 section and upload your speech.