A tribute speech is a speech given to someone to honor them. It could be a speech directed to a family member intended to honor them or a public servant who has accomplished something great. You can also give a tribute speech to someone during their funeral.
There is a difference between the tribute speech given to a living person and someone at their funeral. The latter is also known as a eulogy, and it tends to be more emotional and somber than the former. Your speech is meant to present the person in a positive light and encourage admiration for the person.When giving a tribute speech, it is important to make the recipient of the speech the main focus. Abstain from praising yourself and mentioning your achievements. Your praise of the person should not be shallow, and it should come from a place of respect and admiration.« Back to Glossary Index