As your textbook explains, when giving a commemorative speech, a speaker should take care to:
Maintain an appropriate tone of voice throughout the speech. This will keep listeners engaged and interested. Use language that is not too complicated for the audience you are speaking to.
For example, use simple words like “I,” “you,” and “our” rather than more complex words like “delineated.” List the key points of your speech before you go on stage. This will help keep you organized and ensure that all your main ideas are covered in a logical order.
Speak as much as possible from personal experience or firsthand observation, rather than making statements like “I heard” or “some people say.” You’ll sound more credible if it seems like you know what’s going on firsthand.
If necessary, adapt some information to suit the needs of different audiences (e.g., children vs adults). For example, for young children who might not understand words such as “commemorative,” use simpler language like “remembering.”