Tips & Guidelines for
speech: Presenting an award
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Impromptu Speech |
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Dos and doníts for presenting an award
When recognizing someone for a job well
done, you want to highlight the value of both the award and the recipient.
To create a memorable presentation, Toastmaster Cindy Ventrice recommends
that you ďfirst explain the criteria for the award and how the recipient met
those criteria.Ē This requires research. The presenter should be able to
answer these questions:
∑ What does the award stand for?
∑ Is there a meaningful tradition associated with it?
∑ Why was this person chosen for the award?
Some dos and doníts:∑ Do tell a story Ė about the significance of the award
and how or why the recipient was chosen.
∑ Do pronounce the personís name correctly.
∑ Do give the audience some background on the recipient.
∑ Do hold the award as if it is valuable. Make eye contact, smile warmly and
hand the person the award as if it were a treasure.
∑ Donít bring the person to the lectern before you give the introduction.
Itís awkward to stand before a group while someone talks about you.
∑ Donít hand over an unsigned certificate. If you donít know how to spell
the recipientís name or have poor handwriting, find someone else to complete
∑ Donít stand so the audience canít see you, the recipient or the award.
( Courtesy: Khalid AlQoud, DTM )