I have to give a special occasion speech in my public speaking class next week. Should I give it on my great grandfather (about emigrating to America from Italy at age 15 with $25), my grandmother (just how she helped teach me to be kind and peaceful and some other lame stuff) or on something else? It can basically be any kind of commemoration, award acceptance, introduction, or eulogy.
DK/DC: What have you given a speech on? Have you ever taken a class or had to speak in front of a large group? What was it like?