Valedictory Speech

Term explanation  •  Category Speeches

Definition and meaning

A valedictory speech is given in order to say goodbye, usually at graduation. It should inspire listeners and functions as a send-off into "real life".

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Other glossary terms

Formal Communication

formal communication should be used for speeches or at work

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Internal Preview

An Internal Preview is a statement, which is made in the body of the speech, so that the audience knows what the speaker is going to discuss next.

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Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication means that the communication is based on someone's voice and body instead on the use of words.

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Listening

Listening is a very important part of communication. To be good in communication you need to be a good listener. That doesn't mean just hearing what the other person is saying. But you need to listen active, engage your mind and intently focus on what your talking partner is saying.

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