Writing a Speech for Winning a Writing Competition

I have won a first prize in the essay writing competition and I'm supposed to make a speech after receiving it. What do I say? Please advise.

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May 11, 20121 found this helpful

If you are giving a speech at a banquet in which you are being recognized for your essay you will want to thank everyone (or the judges) for choosing your essay, mention when you heard of the essay contest what convinced you to participate, mention what encouraged you to write the paper you did and in any of these mention those who had an influence on your decision.

Keep it simple... that will make it easier to remember what you are going to say. You can make cue cards to assist you if necessary. On the cue cards just put key words that help you remember in the order of what you want to say. Finish up by thanking everyone again for the honor of the award ...or whatever you feel is appropriate.

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May 13, 20120 found this helpful

Absolutely - thank everyone for winning the prize. Be certain to include your personal support people. Now - if you can win a writing contest I'm betting you can write an acceptance speech. Is the public speaking the problem? Practice and rehearse in front of a mirror until you feel comfortable with your words.

All the best.

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