A Nobel Peace prize is such a prestigious award that an extraordinary acceptance speech is required when collecting your award. To help you write a good speech, here is layout for how to write your Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
Open by giving your greetings and acknowledging the individuals present in the ceremony. They may be heads of states, leading personalities from different organizations, and other audience (“How to Write”).
Articulate how honored you are and express your gratitude by thanking the individuals and organization involved in giving the award. This will include the Nobel Prize organization, any sponsors of the award as well as those who may have recommended you for the award.
Convey your view about being awarded and provide information about your cause. It will be valuable if you share your feelings and thoughts about your efforts, what you have achieved and what your future plans are.
Inspire your audience further by saying something motivating. You may want to quote someone who benefited greatly from your cause or someone who contributed to your award. You can also mention who or what events have inspired you to start and drive your cause. Consider saying words of encouragement for others who are fighting for a good cause.
Don’t forget to show your appreciation to people who have helped you and supported your work. It would be good if you could mention all their names. However, if there are too many to mention, thank them collectively and provide a brief description of what they have done for you.
End with a stimulating message. This may be again an expression of gratitude, and challenge or assurance that you intend to continue fighting for good causes.
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