A ceremonial speech is memorized and is short, 2-4 minutes. It is important to choose a topic you can relate to or have a real life connection too, it is hard to make up information for this speech. Think about something that might happen in your life or something that you can connect to.
You may prepare a toast for your sister’s future wedding, give an award to your best dog ever, or introduce Superman. Any of the options from the book, Chapter 15 can be used for this speech. Pick something that you are interested in. Read through for the requirements for the introduction, it is not always appropriate to have a lengthy introduction with a preview of main points, so you want to adapt your speech format to the type of speech you have chosen.
Create an outline of information you plan to present, including 3 main points that will be covered in the speech, create an introduction and conclusion appropriate to the speech, and then practice how you want to deliver your speech. Make sure you practice enough that you can deliver this speech without any note cards, this should be memorized and presented as it would be in real life. We would not give a toast at a family wedding and pull out our note cards and power point presentation, so you want to mimic real life by memorizing what you would say. It is always useful to use narratives, they are easy to remember and help connect the audience to the event.
http://content.ctcd.edu/courses/spch1315oer/m19/ebook/spch1315_textbook.pdf If you need the topics in chapter 15 this is the link to the book.
Instead of a speech, we have to write it in essay format due to COVID-19.