Public Speaking Template


Public Speaking

  1. Think about a special occasion speech that you would like to present on a topic of your choice.  
  2. The speech can be for any context and any length, but the purpose must be to commemorate an occasion. See the list of example occasions for inspiration.  
  3. Consider your audience, purpose. Answer each of the questions related to the audience, purpose, and thesis. Answer in detail, using complete sentences.

Example Occasions


  • Speech at a graduation
  • Toast at a wedding or other party
  • Eulogy at a funeral


  • Accepting an award for original creative work


  • Speech at a community gathering (PTA meeting, boy/girl scout convention, town hall, homeowners association, athletic league, school board meeting, etc.)


  • Celebrating staff at a company retreat
  • Sharing a professional milestone


  • Answer each question with 1 to 3 complete sentences
  • Should be 300 to 500 in total for all questions