What makes a good award presentation speech? We asked our readers:
"First and most importantly, learn something about the award. Why is it being given at this time. What does it recognize? How long has it been awarded? Next, why is it being given to this individual? Give a short, meaningful address.
"Include a funny story that relates to your personal life and that the people you are speaking to can also relate to."
Remember, it's not about you. To give a good speech, focus on the award and it's recipient.
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