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Tribute Speech


The Tribute Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing a Tribute speech - a vehicle designed to deliver an expression of esteem, to show thanks or respect to a person or a group of people.

Read on to make this task as easy as possible...

What exactly is a Tribute Speech? Definition

Let's start be considering exactly what is a Tribute speech. Definition:

A Tribute speech is written to provide interesting and useful information an expression of esteem, to show thanks or respect to a person or a group of people and increase the knowledge of your audience on the subject.

The subject may be historical or modern, famous or unknown, dead or alive.

The phrase "to pay tribute" often means "to praise or laud" and this type of speech should be written to create and encourage a deep sense of admiration and respect for the subject.
 

There are various techniques to help complete this type of task and we would also recommend that you check out our free, fast and concise PowerPoint-style presentations on:

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The Main Elements to Writing a Tribute Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Tribute speech are to convey a sense of admiration and respect for the subject :

  • Knowledge of the subject -  Establish credibility by demonstrating knowledge of the subject and conveying information and reasons as to why your subject is praiseworthy

  • Accomplishments of the subject - Make it clear what the subject has accomplished and the difference that the subject has made to others

  • Key Points - Repeat all the Key points and build interest  by conveying the tribute with enthusiasm and including unusual facts, quotes or anecdotes about the subject

  • Conveying admiration and respect - Your objective is to ensure that at the end of your Tribute speech that your audience believes that the subject is praiseworthy

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The Structure and Outline of a Tribute Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Tribute speech?

  • Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • Introduction - Tell them about who the the subject of your speech is and why you have chosen them

  • Knowledge - convey information and reasons as to why your subject is praiseworthy

  • Accomplishments - Make it clear what the subject has accomplished and the difference that the subject has made to others

  • Confirmation & Significance - Confirm and repeat the key points emphasizing the significance of the accomplishments

  • Conclusion - Try to end with a memorable punch line or positive statement as to why the subject is praiseworthy

Famous Examples of Tribute Speeches
Tribute speeches are suitable for great achievers, those who are praiseworthy, for a retirement speech or for an obituary. What are some famous examples of Tribute speeches?

  • Obituary to Diana Princess of Wales by the Earl of Spencer on September 9th 1997

  • Speech on the Challenger Disaster by Ronald Reagan on January 28, 1986

Tribute Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
There are more tips and hints on Writing and Giving Speeches in our Free PowerPoint style presentations.

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