Introduction to Speakers, Awards, and Events

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The actor Archie Panjabi after winning an Emmy in 2010.

Have you ever been moved watching an acceptance speech given by a surprised winner of a one of the big media awards, such as an Oscar or an Emmy? What was it about the speech that worked for you? In this section, we’ll cover the basic speech formula for both presenting and accepting an award. We’ll also look at how to introduce a speaker at an event. Lastly, we’ll cover what to do if you end up emceeing an event and guiding the audience through the whole program. With some practice, you can be ready to make a big splash in public when the time comes!