Genres of Speech: Corporate
Turn your attention to your final assignment: Consider the requirements for Assessment Item. Map the project out using PAIBOC, as discussed in this week’s Study Guide Lesson. For example, what is the purpose of the speech? What is the purpose of the news release/story? Who is the audience for the speech? Who is the audience for the news release/story? What information needs to be in the speech to engage the audience? What information needs to be in the news release/story?…and so on. Record your response on your blog (in writing), but also post it to the Week 6 forum if you wish for some immediate feedback from staff and peers. Again, you will be able to draw on this for your justification for Ass 2.
According to the Australian Parliament House (2016), a maiden speech or first speech takes place when a new member is sworn into parliament. Therefore, the purpose of this speech will be introduce the newly elected Member of Parliament and inform the audience of their background, policies and what they hope to achieve.
As the speech is for a local state politician, it will be delivered in the House of Representatives in Brisbane. Consequently, the audience will be fellow politicians, peers and colleagues within parliament. In addition to online readers via the Queensland Government Parliament website for the record of proceedings, otherwise known as Hansard.
As it states on the Australian Parliament House website (2016), in a first speech the newly elected politician is representing the people from their electorate therefore, the information delivered will be a topic of interest or concern from that area of Queensland. In order to align with the purpose and audience, the information of the maiden speech should contain key local and electorate issues within the community of Capricornia.
Outlining issues that affect the people from the member’s electorate will be an audience benefit. Issues such as healthcare, environmental conservation, closing the gap with indigenous and non-indigenous Australians will be outlined. By doing this, the speech will be written so that it informs listeners ‘what’s in it for them’ (Ames 2016).
Objections are concerns that you expect your audience to have with the content the speech (Ames 2016). It could be said that listeners in opposing political parties may have objections to some of the policies or aims. Although according to the Australian Parliament House (2016), the Chair urges audiences to reframe from interjecting as it is the speaker’s first speech.
The nature of a maiden speech is that it is delivered in the House of Representatives in Brisbane, therefore it is formal communication product (Ames 2016).
What would be the main differences and similarities between a formal speech and an impromptu speech, in your own words? Record your response as a more formal speech on your blog (lasting one to two minutes). Focus on your delivery and timing in this recording.
Ames, K 2016, Module 6: Genres of Speech – Corporate, course notes, COMM12033: Speech and Script, CQUniversity e-courses, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au
Australian Parliament House 2016, A glossary of parliamentary words, viewed 18 April 2016: http://www.aph.gov.au/Help/Glossary?q=first+speech
Australian Parliament House 2016, My first speech, viewed 18 April 2016, http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/About_the_House_Magazine/Previous/ATH49/MFS
Australian Parliament House 2016, My first speech frequently asked questions, viewed 18 April 2016, http://www.aph.gov.au/myfirstspeech/FAQ