Module 3 – Case
SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND DELIVERING THE SPEECH
Prepare and deliver a speech to entertain that would be approximately two minutes (equates to two typed pages) in length. The goal of a speech to entertain is to have the audience relax, smile, and enjoy the occasion.
Your speech should have a main point, or message and hopefully include a mix of humor with a more serious morals or lesson learned. In other words, there should be a point to the speech instead of a series of one-liners strung together, one after another. You might include a lighthearted story that reveals a life lesson you have learned, examine a common topic from a different (or unexpected) point of view, or take a lighthearted look at a particular issue and have some fun with it. Always make an effort to select an audience-centered topic and try to personalize your content to engage your audience.
Topics may include:
Wedding toast (best man or maid/matron of honor speech)
The speech should follow the same outline template used in Module 2’s SLP. I recommend you complete an outline for your entertaining speech before recording to make sure that you address each component in developing an effective speech. For example, the speech should include parts of a speech like an attention-getter, preview/purpose statement, credibility statement, etc., as indicated in the provided template.
This speech must be submitted in video format (Webcam or Smart Device). Please make sure to stabilize your camera before recording and filter any background noise. Your speech should be a minimum of 2 minutes in length. If your speech is more than 4 minutes long or 85 MB, you will need to compress your files before uploading. Please submit an e-ticket from the TLC homepage if you have problems uploading due to file size.
MyTLC Courses only supports the following media formats: SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4*, M4V*, M4A*, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, and RA.
You may use 4 x 6 note cards and deliver your remarks extemporaneously (not memorized or read word for word).
Please stand for your speech delivery and be aware that your dress is important to speech delivery. In some cases, your attire can act as a visual aid. Inappropriate and distracting clothing (e.g., text printed on shirt, graphics, and loud colors) and accessories (e.g., sparkly and noisy jewelry) can prevent your speech from being received well or interpreted correctly, and can hinder the establishment of the speaker/audience relationship.
Create a two-minute entertaining speech based on the Module 3 SLP outline and record in video format (Webcam or Smart Device).