Ceremonial Speech

in Speech Topics & Examples

Ceremonial SpeechA ceremonial speech can seem like it is a difficult task to take on, but it can be much easier than you probably think.  The term ceremonial speech can be a misleading term for a more familiar concept.  Because a ceremonial speech could be a number of different things, you need to find out what the speech is for and what kind of ceremony you will be speaking at.

What Is A Ceremonial Speech

A ceremonial speech is a speech that is given at a ceremony of one type or another.  Your first thing that you need to figure out is the type of ceremony you are expected to speak at and what the purpose of your speech will be.  You may actually be familiar with more types of ceremonial speeches than you realize.  An introduction speech is an example of a ceremonial speech.  Other examples of a ceremonial speech include a toast, an award acceptance speech, a eulogy, a tribute speech, and an inspirational speech.

Tips For Writing A Ceremonial Speech

The way that you will write your ceremonial speech will vary depending on the type of speech that you will be preparing.  An introduction speech will require you to grab the attention of the audience and know a decent amount about the person you are introducing.  An inspirational speech will require you to remain upbeat and carefully word your phrases to allow your audience to see how they should be inspired by the information you are presenting to them.  Obviously an award acceptance speech will need to be thankful and humble in tone and feel.  Ceremonial speeches are very much related to the tone and feel of your voice while you are presenting the speech and should be written accordingly.

Tips For The Presentation Of A Ceremonial Speech

Because most ceremonial speeches are given at emotional events, you should practice your ceremonial speech as much as possible.  You need to know the speech inside and out, so if your emotions get away from you, you can regain control of them quickly and start back where you left off with your speech.  Be prepared to see a reflection of your own emotion from the audience.  The audience will likely be moved in one way or another by your speech whether it excites them, makes them feel a little sentimental or makes them feel enlightened.

A ceremonial speech is easy to write and present as long as you keep in mind what the purpose of the speech is and what kind of emotions are in play with the audience at the event that you will present your speech at.  Be cautious not to interject inappropriate material when you write your ceremonial speech, because most ceremonial speeches are given at very important events.  You want to aim to improve the experience of the event for the audience whenever possible and provide appropriate information to the crowd in some cases.

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