Muhammad Alis Tribute Organizational Pattern Speech


You will write a Manuscript Presentation which is a speech about an a tribute. (I already have the person who I want you to write about (Mohammed Ali, the boxer))

Manuscript Presentation

2-4 minutes
Speech of tribute – someone of notoriety and admiration (athlete, actor, humanitarian, politician, etc.)
Graded for:
Speech writing – creativity
General vocal ability (don’t speak too softly; articulate, etc.)
Some eye contact with audience (you read but should look up at us on occasion)*


Sign-ups will take place to discern speaking order.
You will type out a speech of tribute using the organization discussed in class. ALL parts of the speech must be evident (you will learn the rest during the next talk). You must follow all directions; most of your grade depends on your ability to use effective organization and detail.
You can have the speech in a size where you can read it (type it)
You will print and read your speech word for word
Sources are not required for this presentation.
Most of what you’ll find includes “common knowledge” details.
However, if you take anything from a published source, you will need to cite it.
Tell us who said, where it came from, and then give us the information.


“According to Rotheram and Phinney in their article ‘Children’s Ethnic Socialization,’ ethnic identity is defined as ‘one’s sense of belonging to an ethnic group and the part of one’s thinking, perceptions, feelings, and behavior due to group membership.’”

Your main points MUST BE: Origin story/rise to success; major accomplishments; humanitarianism or legacy
This presentation is not a summary of the topic’s life
You don’t need to appear formal but no hats
These presentations will feel somewhat repetitious in format because we’re learning basic organization at the same time. Presentations will be more unique later.

Topic Selection Details

Topics need to be people of notoriety and positive influence whom are worthy of a speech of tribute.
Topics need to be people who are or were alive and are more current/contemporary so as not to turn the presentation into a general, informative one.
Remember at NO POINT in the presentation will you talk about your personal feelings about the topic. I’m only have you choose people whom you admire because it’s easier for you to talk about them.

The Most Important thing is that you follow the requirements and focus on the organization of the presentation ( Outline, requirements, and an example of the introduction organization are attached)

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