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Express appreciation for person in a significant relationship
Develop and deliver effective public speeches that demonstrate rhetorical principles of competent communication.

Note: This assignment appears in multiple modules so that people have flexibility in scheduling when they want to do it. You can complete it early to get ahead. Or you can wait and complete it later by the due date. Either way, you only need to submit it once.
Description of Assignment:
In this class, we are exploring communication in relationship. At  formal occasions for important life events, we are often asked to honor people we have a significant relationship with by giving a speech of tribute. For this speech you will reflect on someone with whom you have a significant relationship and develop a speech honoring two positive qualities of that person that are appropriate for such an occasion. These positive qualities can be qualities such as courage, kindness, honesty, commitment, service, etc. You will develop the speech by sharing specific stories about the person that demonstrate a time they expressed those qualities.  You will share one story for each positive quality. 
Part One Instructions:
Write out a formal manuscript to a speech for a significant life event honoring a significant person with whom you have a personal relationship in your life:

Choose an individual or couple to honor that you know and have a high level of intimacy with.
Choose a specific, hypothetical, life event with a formal gathering and audience where you would honor the individual or couple—such as a graduation, significant birthday party, award ceremony, funeral, wedding, anniversary, retirement party, going-away party, memorial event, etc.
Identify 2 positive characteristics of the honoree/s
For each characteristic identify a specific, detailed story about them showing each characteristic.
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Then write a formal manuscript of the speech (in full sentences and distinct paragraphs)
Use the following outline to structure your paper

Outline for the Paper
Introduction

Acknowledge audience and occasion. (Note: these can be in any order)

Greet the audience by welcoming them or thanking them.
Speak to the reason for the occasion.
Acknowledge the honoree/s.
Identify your relationship to the honoree.
Thesis: “Two things I admire about [Name the person] are ____ and ____.”

Body

“First, [Name] is …”  

Describe that characteristic in relation to the honoree/s.

Can describe how the honoree/s show the characteristic.
Can describe why the characteristic is worthy of honoring.

Provide a unique/ specific story of the honoree/s showing the characteristic.

Give context for story.
Provide details.
Connect story back the characteristic you are honoring.

“Second, [Name] is ….”   
Describe that characteristic in relation to the honoree/s.

Can describe how the honoree/s show the characteristic.
Can describe why the characteristic is worthy of honoring.

Provide a unique/ specific story of the honoree/s showing the characteristic.

Give context for story.
Provide details.
Connect story back the characteristic you are honoring.

  
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