Accepting Awards

Public Speaking TipsWhether you’re accepting an Oscar or community recognition, Toastmasters International offers these proven tips for delivering a powerful acceptance speech for any type of award:

  • Show your personalityYour acceptance speech should come from the heart.
  • Be graciousAcknowledge the good work done by your competitors and thank the organization that selected you for the award.
  • Show excitementYou don’t have to climb over chairs or even cry, but the audience should recognize that you’re happy to have won the award.
  • Be modestYour acceptance speech should be heartfelt but not self-congratulatory.
  • Practice, practice, practiceRehearse with a timer, memorize key people to thank and allow time for the unexpected.

Learn more about acceptance speeches by exploring the Toastmasters International Special Occasion Speeches handbook.

 


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